Irish Studies PhD graduate awarded Mellon/ACLS Public Fellowship

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Elizabeth DeYoung

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has recently named Institute of Irish Studies PhD graduate Elizabeth DeYoung as Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows take up two-year, full-time positions with top non-profit organizations and government agencies in public policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and environmental conservation. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, now in its ninth year, is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Elizabeth has been appointed as a Policy Analyst with the Reinvestment Fund, an organisation which invests in low-income areas of the United States to drive positive social and economic change.

Commenting on Elizabeth DeYoung’s success, Professor Peter Shirlow, Director, The Institute of Irish Studies said:

“The award of a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellowship to Liz is testimony to both her and the Institute. Liz is the only person appointed from a UK university. Her PHD work at the Institute was based upon her commitment to social justice and inclusive policy-making and it is therefore not surprising that her commitment to alienated communities has led to this award.”

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