SAH Members Named as 2022 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellows in the History of Art

by SAH News | May 31, 2022

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Over the past century, more than 12,000 scholars have been awarded ACLS fellowships and grants, which recognize excellence in research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The peer-review process used to select awardees enables distinguished scholars to reach a broad consensus on standards of excellence in humanistic research.

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art for 2022 have been awarded to the following SAH Members:

Esther Miriam Choi, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.  Project: The Organization of Life: Interwar Entanglements between Architecture, Art, and the Life Sciences. Esther initially joined SAH in 2014. She was awarded the SAH David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award in 2021. She spoke at the SAH 2015 annual conference, and currently serves on the SAH Annual Conference Session Selection Committee.  

Berin Golonu, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.  Project: People’s Gardens: Structuring Public Leisure Space in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1870–1918. Bernin joined SAH in 2022.

Sahar Hosseini, University of Pittsburgh. Project: Zayandehrud and Its City: Reading the Riverine Landscapes of Seventeenth-Century Isfahan. Sahar joined SAH in 2013, and has been awarded a SAHARA Travel Fellowship. She served as a speaker at the 2015 and 2017 SAH annual conferences, as a session chair at the 2021 annual conference, and as a local co-chair of the SAH 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh.  

Matthew Worsnick, Vanderbilt University. Project: Designs on Territory: Mental Maps and the Fabrication of a Contested Border. Matthew initially joined SAH in 2012. He was as a speaker at the SAH 2018 Annual International Conference. 

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