ACLS Fellows in the News


  • Peter L. Galison F'09, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the history of science and physics at Harvard, created and directed a new documentary film, Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know, about his quest to capture the first picture of a black hole. The film, which debuted June 1, 2021 on Netflix, explores what “black holes teach us about the boundaries of knowledge.” Read an interview with Galison, about the film in The Guardian here.
  • Gene Andrew Jarrett F'14 has been appointed Princeton’s next dean of the faculty. A scholar of African American literary studies, he has also been named the William S. Tod Professor of English and will begin August 1, 2021. Read more about his appointment here.
  • Whitney E. Laemmli F'15, assistant professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded a 2021-22 fellowship at The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. She will work on a book titled Measured Movements on the history of how and why human bodily movement became a central object of scientific, political, and popular concern over the course of the twentieth century. Learn more here.
  • Bianca Premo F'18, F'08, F'05 has been named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. She will use the award to research and write a book about a Peruvian girl known as the "youngest mother in the world,” who gave birth at five years old. Premo is a professor of history at the Florida International University Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. Read more here.
  • Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh F‘09 has been awarded a grant by the British Museum’s Endangered Material Knowledge Programme to document endangered material knowledge. She will create a video record of Uli body painting, a disappearing art form of Igbo women in eastern Nigeria. A playwright, actress, and film designer, Utoh-Ezeajugh also serves as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Director of the Center for Arts, Culture and Humanities at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Nigeria.