ACLS Staff

Desiree Barron-Callaci

Desiree Barron-Callaci

Engagement Manager
212-697-1505 x170
dbarron-callaci@acls.org

Desiree Barron-Callaci is the Engagement Manager in the Office of Fellowships and Public Programs. She helps to coordinate and enhance ACLS’s efforts to connect, convene, and learn from our member societies, higher education partners, and community of fellows, with a particular focus on issues related to PhD career pathways and the public dimensions of humanities scholarship. Before joining the ACLS in July 2019, Desiree worked as a peer mentor/doula for the EMPOWER MOMS DO CARE project, a program that supports families affected by opioid use in Western Massachusetts.

Desiree received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from New York University. She received her BA in American Indian/Indigenous Studies and Film from Cornell University. She is an active and proud alumna of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, and the Telluride Association./p>