Ten Princetonians win ACLS fellowships

June 16, 2010, 3:55 p.m.

Two members of the Princeton faculty and eight graduate students have been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, which funds humanistic research. 

This year the council provided awards totaling more than $15 million to more than 380 scholars. Princeton's recipients, along with the titles of their research projects, are: 


Brooke Holmes, assistant professor of classics, "Feeling Nature: Sympathy in Hellenistic Science, Philosophy and Poetry."

Ekaterina Pravilova, assistant professor of history, "'Res publicae' in the Imperial State? Property and Power in the Russian Empire, 1860-1917."

Graduate students:

• Dazhi Cao, graduate student in art and archaeology, "The Loess Plateau in a Trade Network, c. 1300-1050 BCE."

• Margareta Christian, graduate student in German, "Horror Vacui: A Cultural History of Air Around 1900."

• Yiftah Elazar, graduate student in politics, "Liberty and Self-Government: Richard Price and the 1776 British Freedom Debate."

• Mayhill Fowler, graduate student in history, "Beau Monde: State and Stage on Empire's Edge, Russia and Soviet Ukraine, 1916-1941."

• Anna Katz, graduate student in art and archaeology, "Hybrid Species: Lee Bontecou's Sculpture and Works on Paper, 1958-1971."

• Joseph Moshenska, graduate student in English, "'Feeling Pleasures:' The Sense of Touch in the English Renaissance."

• Somangshu Mukherji, graduate student in music, "Generative Musical Grammar: A Minimalist Approach."

• Leah Whittington, graduate student in comparative literature, "The Rhetoric and Ethics of Supplication from Vergil to Milton."

The American Council of Learned Societies is a private nonprofit federation that seeks to advance studies in all fields in the humanities and the social sciences.