Considered the nation’s preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) launched the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships. An exclusive opportunity for faculty who teach at two-year colleges thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Hostos Assistant Professor Sarah Hoiland was announced as a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow for her work titled, Righteous Sisterhood: Constructing a Feminist Biker Identity in a Misogynist Subculture.

Sarah Hoiland“I am truly honored to represent Hostos as a 2019 Mellon/ ACLS Fellow. I have been working on Righteous Sisterhood for many years and have benefitted from a number of CUNY research initiatives, especially the CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP) and PSC-CUNY Faculty Research Grants and more recently SUM, Indoor Voices, and CUNY TV,” Hoiland said. “My family, the women in my FFPP writing group, the Hostos Grants Office, and the many colleagues at Hostos have encouraged and mentored me made this possible, and I acknowledge all of them with this fellowship.”

Twenty-six scholars were chosen to receive a $40,000 stipend over 18 months and will meet to share their work and discuss broader issues in the humanities in the community college sector.

The selection comes as no surprise to Hostos Provost Christine Mangino who said, “The caliber of the Hostos faculty is remarkable. For Sarah to be one of the fellows in the first year of this program that recognizes the research efforts of community college faculty is truly prestigious, and we are proud and thrilled for her. This is a national recognition of the quality of her research.”

A generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation made the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow program possible and will continue for three years.

Read about Hoiland's work on the CUNY SUM blog HERE and on this CUNY Indoor Voices podcast HERE.