As Program Officer of the American Council of Learned Societies, Nicole Stahlmann's responsibilities include supporting the ACLS's fellowship programs, particularly the newly inaugurated Collaborative Research Awards, new program development as well as outreach to and communication with the scholarly community.
Dr. Stahlmann joins the ACLS from the Social Science Research Council where she served as Program Director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program and Director of the Fellowships Office for seven years.
Before receiving her Ph.D. in American Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz (Germany), she was a graduate fellow at Columbia University, a teaching fellow at Bowdoin College, and an Erasmus scholar at the Rijksuniversiteit, Gent (Belgium).
research interests include theories of transnationalism, transculturation, and migration, with a specific focus on the Caribbean diaspora.
is currently completing the manuscript for a monograph, entitled New Caribbean York: The Transnational Poetics of Caribbean Literature (forthcoming, Universitaetsverlag Heidelberg).
has also written articles on detective fiction and popular music.
Dr. Stahlmann helped establish the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and worked as its program officer for two years.