Stephanie Jamison, distinguished professor of Asian languages and cultures and Indo-European studies in the UCLA College, was named a foreign correspondent of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

The academy is a French society dedicated to the humanities that aims to advance historical, archaeological and philological scholarship through the presentation of papers, awards and publications. As a foreign correspondent, Jamison will contribute her expertise in comparative grammar of Indo-European languages.

“I feel deeply honored — and exceptionally delighted — to be among such distinguished company and to have a small part in an institution with such a glorious past — and vibrant present and future,” Jamison said.