Some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Joining their ranks this year is professor in our department of anthropology, Elizabeth Reitz:
One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.
“It is a privilege to honor these men and women for their extraordinary individual accomplishments,” said Don Randel, Chair of the Academy’s Board of Directors. “The knowledge and expertise of our members give the Academy a unique capacity – and responsibility – to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing challenges of the day. We look forward to engaging our new members in this work.”
Members of the 2014 class include winners of the Nobel Prize; the Wolf Prize; the Pulitzer Prize;National Medal of the Arts; MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships; and Grammy,Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.
Dr. Reitz is a zooarchaeologist who focuses on Latin American and southeastern archaeology with an emphasis on ecological and ecological archaeology. We are very proud of her joining this group of illustrious Americans. Congratulations to Dr. Reitz for this distinguished honor.