Mary Foltz, associate professor of English and director of the South Side Initiative, has been awarded a Scholars and Society Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Foltz, a member of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, will collaborate with regional LGBTQ organizations to build their archival collections and produce lectures, academic articles, and social media programming. She has already created a partnership with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, where she leads a community reading group of LGBTQ memoir in connection to her work with the South Side Initiative.
The American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship program honors scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with the capacity to make significant contributions to knowledge in their fields, supporting six to 12 months of full-time research and writing. The program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences.
More information can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences' website.