American Council of Learned Societies Fellow

American Council of Learned Societies fellowships are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences and are designed to enable scholars to make significant contributions to knowledge in their fields.

2020-21 Honorees

Sarah Handley-Cousins

Department of History

Sarah Handley-Cousins, PhD, is a historian of disability and the military during the Civil War era and associate director of UB’s Center for Disability Studies. Her first book, “Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North,” received the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Disability History Association. She is the author of numerous print and digital publications, an editor of the popular history blog Nursing Clio, and producer of Dig: A History Podcast. Dr. Handley-Cousins has received a 2021 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship in support of her current project, “The Age of Crime: Disability, Crime, and Veterans in Gilded Age America.”