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Faculty Members Receive Recognition from International Scholarly Societies

Two faculty members from the Division were among the eight from the University to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2012 class of fellows. Martha Feldman, the Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College and Chair of Music, and Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor of Composition in Music and the College joined this prestigious group of scholars.

Read the University News Office story and find complete list of new fellows from University faculty here.


Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art HistoryEast Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, has been elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

Wu Hung specializes in early Chinese art, from the earliest years to the Cultural Revolution. His special research interests include relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory and political discourses.


Muzaffar Alam, the George V. Bobrinskoy Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, has been awarded the Sir Jadunath Sarkar gold medal by the Asiatic Society in Kolkata in recognition of his contributions to Mughal and pre-modern history.

Alam’s research interests also include the history of religious and literary cultures in pre-colonial northern India, history of Indo-Persian travel accounts, and comparative history of the Islamic world as seen from an Indian perspective.

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