History Prof Matt Noellert wins Luce/ACLS fellowship

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Matthew Noellert
Matthew Noellert

University of Iowa Professor Matthew Noellert has won a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Program in China Studies.

He received the fellowship based on his proposal “Beyond Fanshen: New Perspectives on Communist Land Reform from Northeast China, 1946-1948.” He will use the fellowship this coming academic year to work on his book.

Noellert is an assistant professor in the Department of History, part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He studies the social and economic history of 20th century China, focusing in particular on communist revolution and rural collectivization.


The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 67 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students study each year in the College’s 39 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.