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Congratulations to AAA members James Blair and Christa Cesario, recently announced as two of the 2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows. This year’s 20 fellows, each with a PhD in the humanities, will take up two-year, full-time positions with nonprofit organizations and government agencies working in the fields of policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and the media.
James Blair PhD, Anthropology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
International Campaign Advocate, National Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC
Christa Cesario PhD, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Community Organizer, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is designed to provide PhDs in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with significant, career-building experience in the government and nonprofit sectors. Each award comes with an annual stipend of $67,500, health insurance for the fellow, and additional funding for professional development. Fellows receive professional mentoring from their host organizations and peer mentoring overseen by the Public Fellows alumni council.
More information about the Public Fellows program and the fellows' positions is available here.