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Two professors named 2017 American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows


UCLA faculty members Judith Carney and Stephanie Jamison have been selected as members of the 237th class of American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows.

Carney, a professor of geography, studies Africa and the African agricultural legacy in the Americas. She teaches courses on African ecology and development, the African diaspora, and food and the environment.

Jamison, a professor of Asian languages and cultures, also teaches courses in UCLA’s Indo-European studies program. She was trained as a historical and Indo-European linguist, and for many years she has concentrated on Indo-Iranian, especially Vedic Sanskrit and Middle Indo-Aryan languages. She works on language and linguistics, literature and poetics, religion and law, mythology and ritual, and gender studies in these languages. Her most recent major publication is a three-volume translation (with Joel P. Brereton) of the Rig Veda, the oldest Sanskrit text.

Carney and Jamison’s fellow inductees this year include singer-songwriter John Legend, actress Carol Burnett, Xerox chairman Ursula Burns, mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The fellows will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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