Named Professorships Honor Humanities Faculty Members

Named Professorships Honor Humanities Faculty Members

From left to right: Alain Bresson, Jessica Stockholder, Judith Zeitlin

Three faculty members within the Division of the Humanities—Alain Bresson, Jessica Stockholder, and Judith T. Zeitlin—have been recognized for their service and scholarship with named professorships.

Alain Bresson has been appointed the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and in the College. Bresson’s work focuses on the ancient economy, the Hellenistic world, and the epigraphy of Rhodes and Asia Minor. He authored La cité marchande, L'économie de la Grèces des cités, and Recueil des inscriptions de la Pérée rhodienne.

Jessica Stockholder, artist and chair of the Department of Visual Arts, has been appointed the Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor of Visual Arts and in the College. Stockholder’s work has been exhibited widely in North America and Europe, and she is the recipient of several grants including the Lucelia Artist Award from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2012 Anonymous Was A Woman grant.

Judith T. Zeitlin, a scholar of Chinese literature, opera, and cultural history, has been named William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Theater and Performance Studies, and in the College. Zeitlen authored The Phantom Heroine: Ghosts and Gender in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature as well as Historian of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale.

Read more about these honors at UChicago News.  

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February 17, 2014