Two Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Are GC Grads

Elizabeth Berkowitz (Ph.D. ’18, Art History) and Michael L. Miller (Ph.D. ’17, Political Science) were named 2018 Mellon/ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Public Fellows, an opportunity that provides substantive career-building experience in the government and nonprofit sector. 
The program places recent Ph.D. graduates in two-year, full-time staff positions at partnering organizations. Fellows receive professional mentoring, a stipend of $67,500 a year, health insurance, and additional support for career development.
Berkowitz will serve as the outreach program manager for the Rockefeller Archive Center, a repository and research center for the study of philanthropy. Miller will be the program officer of the Social Science Research Council’s Media and Democracy Project, which explores the relationship between the media and democratic life.
The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program was designed to show that skills and knowledge obtained through the advanced study of the humanities could be applied broadly, including outside of the academy.

“That two of our recent alumni have been named Mellon/ACLS Fellows demonstrates that The Graduate Center is preparing students for promising careers both within and beyond academia,” said Graduate Center Provost and Senior Vice President Joy Connolly. “We’re thrilled that our alumni will be contributing in this capacity to cultural and civic life.”
This year the ACLS received a record number of applications. The nonprofit selected 24 fellows across 16 disciplines based on their academic and non-academic achievements and their commitment to their career fields.

Submitted on: JUN 8, 2018

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