Nine from Penn Selected as American Council of Learned Societies 2010 Fellows and Grantees

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn | 215-898-6460June 23, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – Nine scholars from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded American Council of Learned Societies fellowships and grants.

ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations.  Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."

Penn fellows and grantees are:

Elisabeth Camp, assistant professor, philosophy
Program: Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
Project: Perspectival Imagination in Perception and Thought

Urvashi Chakravarty, recent Ph.D., English literature
Program: Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships
Project: Serving Like a Free Man: Labor, Liberty and Consent in Early Modern English Drama

Peter Decherney, assistant professor, English
Program: ACLS Fellowships
Project: Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: Pirates, Plagiarists and Technophobes, from Edison to the Internet
Siyen Fei, assistant professor, history
Program: American Research in the Humanities in China
Project: Chastity and Empire: A Comparative Study of the Chastity Cult in Ming Border Areas
Ellery Elisabeth Foutch, doctoral candidate, history of art
Program: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Project: Arresting Beauty: The Perfectionist Impulse of Peale's Butterflies, Heade's Hummingbirds, Blaschka's Flowers and Sandow's Body
James Ker, assistant professor, classical studies
Program: ACLS Fellowships
Project: Beginning the Day in Ancient Rome: Morningtime, City and Self

Cristina Pangilinan, faculty fellow, English
Program: ACLS New Faculty Fellows
Project: Appointment in English at Vanderbilt University for academic years 2010 and 2011

Philip Sapirstein, postdoctoral fellow, classical studies
Program: ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship
Project: The Digital Reconstruction of the Sanctuary of Hera at Mon Repos, Corfu
Thomas K. Ward, doctoral candidate, English
Program: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Project: Inside Voices of the English Renaissance

Program details and the full list of 2010 awardees are available at