The 2019 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

The 2019 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows will take up roles in the fields of arts management, communications, development, environmental conservation, international affairs, public policy, and publishing, and will work intensively on projects advancing equitable economic development, civic engagement, inclusive communities, and much more. 

The 2019 hosting organizations and positions are:

  • Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) – Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager
  • American Public Media (St. Paul, MN) – Senior Research Analyst
  • Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) – Communications Project Manager
  • Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager
  • Citizens’ Committee for the Children of New York (New York, NY) – Policy & Budget Analyst
  • Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY) – Research Manager
  • Community Change (Washington, DC) – Policy Advisor
  • Data & Society Research Institute (New York, NY) – Editor
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC) – Program Officer
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) – Grants Manager
  • Library of America (New York, NY) – Outreach Programs Manager
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition (Washington, DC) – Research Analyst
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project
  • PEN America (New York, NY) – Festival Programs Manager
  • Public Books (New York, NY) – Associate Editor
  • Rare (Arlington, VA) – Community Engagement Manager
  • Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Policy Analyst
  • San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst
  • Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Seattle, WA) – Senior Researcher
  • World Justice Project (Washington, DC) – Program Manager

Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2015, and June 21, 2019, and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019. Further information about the eligibility criteria and full position descriptions are available at All applications must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system ( by 9pm EDT on March 13, 2019

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