LSU’s Andrew Sluyter Receives ACLS Fellowship

02/22/2012 08:06 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences Associate Professor Andrew Sluyter has been awarded a fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies, or ACLS, for the upcoming academic year.

Sluyter, faculty in the Department of Geography & Anthropology, studies the cultural and environmental history of the Atlantic world. He is currently finalizing a project on the role of blacks in the establishment of cattle ranching in the Americas, including Louisiana. That work will appear in his second book, due to be released later this year by Yale University Press.

The ACLS is a private nonprofit association of 70 scholarly organizations founded in 1919. For more information on the American Council of Learned Societies, visit

The funding for this prestigious fellowship comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, visit

For more information on the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, visit

Ashley  Berthelot 
LSU Research Communications

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012