American Council of Learned Societies names Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts an ACLS Fellow


Apr 15, 2021

The American Council of Learned Societies is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, and the ACLS Fellowship Program is the longest running program in the organization’s portfolio. The ACLS Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with the potential to make significant contributions to knowledge within and across fields. Fellowships totaling nearly $3.6 million have been awarded to 60 scholars selected from nearly 1,300 applicants through a multi-stage peer review process, of which Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts (Rhetoric PhD, 2019), is one.

Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas, Austin. She created Suspended Animation: The Rise of Force-Feeding in Carceral Times for her ACLS Fellowship Project.Congratulations to her for being named an ACLS Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies! 

To learn more about Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts and her project, click here!