ACLS Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative

Funding from the American Council of Learned Societies to support two postdoctoral fellows in the humanities. The fellows will begin two-year appointments in the fall of 2016, working and studying within Ohio State's rich interdisciplinary environment. The fellows will benefit from interaction with postdoctoral peers from across the university and faculty mentors in the areas of teaching, professionalization, and research.

Next Generation PhD

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme initiative has provided a $50,000 grant to a planning group committed to re-articulating the importance to institutions and to society of humanities PhDs, while making changes that will prepare those PhDs for careers beyond the academy. The planning group, listed below, expects to identify one or two specific initiatives to build on by the end of the 2016-17 academic year. For more information, please see the December 2016 issue of the Humanities and the Arts newsletter.

Members of the Next Generation PhD Planning Group are:

  • Barry Shank — Comparative Studies (Convener)
  • Lindsay Bernhagen — UCAT
  • Angela Brintlinger — Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
  • Shelly Casto — Wexner Center
  • Simone Drake — AAAS
  • Stephanie Ford — ASC Advising
  • Danielle Fosler-Lussier — Music
  • Jill Galvan — English
  • Aman Garcha — English
  • Robert Holub — Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Mark Hubbe — Anthropology
  • David Huron — Music
  • Karen Hutzel — Arts Administration
  • Alan Kalish — UCAT
  • Zeb Larson — History
  • Rick Livingston — Comparative Studies
  • Sonia Manjon — Barnett Center
  • Louis Maraj — English
  • Melinda Nelson — Academic Affairs
  • Dorothy Noyes — English
  • Nathan Richards — English
  • Jessica Riviere — UCAT
  • Tony Sanfilippo — University Press
  • Joanna Spanos — ASC Advising
  • Shari Speer — Linguistics
  • David Staley — History
  • Maurice Stevens — Comparative Studies
  • Shannon Thomas — Ohio History Connection
  • Mary Tschirhart — Public Affairs
  • Chloe Tull — History
  • Kathy Wallace — Graduate School
  • Susan Williams — Arts and Sciences