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Faculty in the College of Humanities receives support from the NEH and the ACLS

Faculty in the College of Humanities have received extraordinary support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in the last year. Below is a list of faculty who have been awarded funds and fellowships from these national organizations.

Erin Beeghly, assistant professor of philosophy
NEH grant
$35,000

Project title: “A Philosophical Inquiry into Bias and Prejudice”

Beeghly will research and write a book-length study on the problem of stereotyping.

Erin Beeghly, assistant professor of philosophy
ACLS Fellow
$40,000 stipend

Project title: “What’s Wrong with Stereotyping?”

This book project employs a philosophical perspective to investigate the ethical puzzles associated with stereotyping.

Elizabeth Alice Clement, associate professor of history
ACLS/Mellon Foundation Fellow
$75,000 stipend plus $6,000 for research and project costs

Project title:HIV/AIDS in Utah: Oral History, Archives and Stigma”

In the 1980s, Utah had only one doctor willing to treat people with AIDS and only one hospital willing to admit them. This project explores how and why Dr. Ries, the nuns of Holy Cross Hospital and Utah’s gay community battled the stigma of AIDS and homosexuality in conservative America and the crisis of caregiving it produced.

Clement is an inaugural recipient of the Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowship. The fellowships offer faculty who teach and advise PhD students opportunities to serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy and deepen their support for doctoral curricular innovation on their campuses. The awards are made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Robin Jensen, professor of communication
NEH summer stipend
$6,000

Project title: “The Sex in the Science: Women Shaping the Trajectory of Fertility Studies"

This rhetorical history project analyzes the scientific, public and interpersonal communication of three women who were central to the development and implementation of fertility science as it is known today.

Isabel Moreira, professor of history
NEH summer stipend
$6,000

Project title: “A Cultural Biography of Queen Balthild of Neustria, France (c. 626–680)”

Moreira will complete a biography of Queen Balthild of northern France (c. 626–680), who was born an Anglo-Saxon slave, married King Clovis II, was regent to her sons, and after her death was venerated as a saint at the French convent she founded.

Last Updated: 5/7/19