Three Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three faculty members — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth — have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Harris is a Distinguished Professor of sociology, Magness is Kenan Distinguished Professor of religious studies and Roth is a Distinguished Professor of pharmacology.

Carolina now has 39 faculty in the academy.

For 2019, more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business, government and public affairs were recognized.

The academy was founded in 1780. Its dual mission remains essentially the same 239 years later with honorees from increasingly diverse fields and with the work now focused on the arts, democracy, education, global affairs and science.

The 2019 class includes former First Lady Michelle Obama, poet and foundation president Elizabeth Alexander (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), chemical and biological engineer Kristi S. Anseth (University of Colorado Boulder), author Jonathan Franzen, actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith and cell biologist Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), among others.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass.


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