ACLS Fellows in Philosophy


Seven philosophers were awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Johnny Brennan of the ACLS writes with the details:

ACLS Fellowship

  • Jacob Beck, Assistant Professor at York University, “Beyond Language” How the Mind Represents the World”
  • Tim Maudlin, Professor at New York University, “Space-Time and the Theory of Linear Structures”
  • Christia Mercer, Professor at Columbia University, “Feeling the Way to Truth: Women, Reason, and the Development of Modern Philosophy”

Collaborative Research Fellowship

  • Derrick Darby, Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (in collaboration with John L. Rury, Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas), “The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice”

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

  • Arash Abazari, PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins University, “Hegel’s Logic of Essence as the Ontology of Power in Capitalism”
  • Robert Steel, PhD Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, “Planning for Failure”
  • Denise Vigani, PhD Candidate at CUNY Graduate Center, “Construing Character: Virtue as a Cognitive-Affective Processing System”\

Congratulations to the winners!

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