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Eighteen historians (including seven AHA members) were named American Council of Learned Societies Fellows in the 2015-16 competition. “The 2016 ACLS Fellows represent the intellectual vitality of humanities and humanistic social science research today,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs. ACLS Fellowships allow scholars to spend six to twelve months researching and writing full-time.
The following AHA members were honored:

Melinda Baldwin (independent scholar) for “In Referees We Trust? Scientific Legitimacy and the Rise of Peer Review in the Twentieth Century”

Elizabeth A. Foster (assistant professor of history, Tufts University) for “Decolonizing Faith: Catholics and the End of French Empire in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Christopher Grasso (professor of history, College of William and Mary) for “Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War”

Robin Judd (associate professor of history, Ohio State University, Columbus) for “Love at the Zero Hour: Jewish Brides, Solider Husbands, and Strategies for Reconstruction, 1943-1955”

Fabio Lanza (associate professor of history and East Asian studies, University of Arizona) for “Revolution In the Quotidian: A History of Maoist Urban Space, 1953-1983”

Becky M. Nicolaides (affiliated research scholar at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, University of Southern California) for “On the Ground in Suburbia: A Chronicle of Social and Civic Transformation in Los Angeles Since 1945”

Vanessa Ogle (assistant professor of history, University of Pennsylvania) for “Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the Shadow Economy, 1920s-1980s”