GW Doctoral Candidate Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Cam Cannon is one of 45 doctoral students receiving this honor for showing promise in producing bold and innovative research.

June 7, 2024

Tempietto at sunset

Cam Cannon, a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at George Washington University, was named a 2024 Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Sciences (ACLS) Dissertation Innovation Fellow for their project “Standard: Trans Activism and the History of Gender-Affirming Medicine in the United States.”

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship supports early-stage doctoral students pursuing innovative approaches to dissertation research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. 

Cannon’s work includes interest in how trans communities and individuals have attempted to resist, influence and improve the Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People (SOC) from its first iteration in 1979 to its eighth revision, released in 2022. In addition to trans studies, Cannon is interested in political economy, science and technology studies.