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AHA member Jillian Vaum (Univ. of Pennsylvania) is one of 11 graduate students to be honored with a 2019 Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art. Her dissertation, Facing Freedom: Tracing African American Emancipation in Antebellum Portraiture, was selected by the ACLS and Henry Luce Foundation for promising research in object- and image-based US art history. Each fellow receives a stipend of $34,000 to support one year of dissertation research and writing, as well as up to $4,000 for travel and research during the 2019-20 academic year.