Chris Brown Named ACLS New Faculty Fellow

April 15, 2013

Congratulations to Chris Brown, who has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship and has accepted an appointment in the Department of English and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.

Photo Courtesy Christopher BrownChris will teach graduate and undergraduate seminars in his primary areas of research: African American literature, American literature, and law in the humanities. His dissertation, "And there see justice done: The Problem of Law in the African American Literary Tradition," was directed by Mary Helen Washington.

The New Faculty Fellows program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support approximately 25 fellows with two-year appointments that will begin in fall 2013. ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, and awarding peer-reviewed fellowships is central to its work. The ACLS mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."