Two Historians Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Two UC Davis historians, Associate Professor Cecilia M. Tsu and Professor Charles F. Walker, have been awarded 2018 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships.

Peer reviewers selected the fellows from a pool of nearly 1,150 applicants. Awards range from $40,000 to $70,000, depending on the scholar’s career stage, and support scholars for six to twelve months of full-time research and writing.

Dr. Tsu's project is titled Starting Over: Refugee Resettlement in the Reagan Era, while Dr. Walker's is titled Violence and Its Long Shadow: The Shining Path in Peru.


“The 2018 ACLS Fellows hail from more than 50 colleges and universities, including several for which this is the first time a member of their faculty has received an ACLS Fellowship,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “Fellows were selected for their potential to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge, resulting from research on cultures, texts, and artifacts from antiquity to the present, in contexts around the world.”

The ACLS Fellowship program, the longest-running of our current fellowship and grant programs, is funded by ACLS’s endowment. Institutions and individuals contribute to this program, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Arcadia Charitable Trust, the Council’s Research University Consortium and college and university Associates, past fellows, and individual friends of ACLS.

Learn more about the 2018 ACLS Fellowships.