Kraidy Receives ACLS Fellowship

Marwan M. Kraidy, Ph.D., the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics & Culture, Professor of Communication, and Director of the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication is one of the recipients of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The honor recognizes Professor Kraidy’s work on his project Creative Insurgency: Arab Dissent in an Age of Revolution.
 
He is one of 65 fellowship recipients from ACLS, which recognizes the work of faculty of all ranks and independent scholars to support research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. ACLS received over 1,000 applications for the fellowship this cycle, making the program once again the most competitive from among ACLS’s portfolio.

“ACLS employs a rigorous multi-stage peer-review process to ensure that humanities scholars select those fellows deemed to represent the very best in their fields,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “This year’s fellows, chosen for their potential to create new knowledge that will improve our understanding of the world and its diverse cultures and societies, represent over 50 colleges and universities, and a vast array of humanities disciplines, including music, philosophy, art history, and sociology.”
 
ACLS Fellowships support scholars who are embarking on six to 12 months of full-time research and writing. The program is funded by ACLS’s endowment, which has received contributions from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council’s college and university Associates, past fellows and individual friends of ACLS.
 
This is the second honor for this project by Professor Kraidy. Earlier this month the National Endowment for the Humanities granted him a fellowship in support of the project, which studies insurgent cultural production in the Arab uprisings.