Schlozman, Wolff to Enter American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Schlozman, Wolff to Enter American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman and Prof. Larry Wolff (History) are the two latest Boston College faculty members to be elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an eminent learned society and research institution that includes leading figures from higher education, government, business and the creative arts.

Another new entrant to the Cambridge-based academy with BC ties is literary critic Anne Ferry, who taught poetry in the English Department from the late 1960s until 1990 and helped develop its doctoral program.

The 187 fellows and 29 foreign honorary members elected this year also include United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, journalist Walter Cronkite and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Donald Glaser.

A member of the Boston College faculty since 1974 and chairwoman of the Political Science Department, Schlozman has been involved in comprehensive research projects on American civic voluntarism and politics, political parties and elections, and interest groups.
Wolff, who earned both the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award and Distinguished Faculty Award in Research at BC in 2001, has written extensively on the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe.

Other BC faculty members who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences are Drucker Professor of Management Sciences Alicia Munnell, Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill and Prof. William Gamson (Sociology).

-Sean Smith


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