Awards

Our faculty are consistently recognized for their teaching, research, writing, and excellence in the field. Here are some of the awards the current faculty have received.

2018

Niall Atkinson

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Wu Hung

College Art Association Distinguished Scholar

2017

Jas' Elsner

Elected Fellow of the British Academy

The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award

W.J.T. Mitchell

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2016

Charles Cohen

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Wu Hung

Slade Professorship, University of Oxford

2015

Albert J. Raboteau Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions for Art of Conversion

American Academy of Religion Prize for Best First Book in the History of Religions

Martha Ward

Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 

Wu Hung

Eighth National Spirit Achievers Award, China Life Magazine

Guanghua Distinguished Scholar of Humanities, Fudan University, Shanghai 

2014

Aden Kumler

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring 

Wei-Cheng Lin

Academic Excellence Award, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

W.J.T. Mitchell

Distinguished Teaching Award, College Art Association

2013

Niall Atkinson

I Tatti Prize for Best Essay in the Italian Renaissance by a Junior Scholar

Claudia Brittenham

Meiss/Mellon Author’s Award, College Art Association, for The Murals of Cacaxtla

Aden Kumler

Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

2012

Wu Hung

Elected Member of the American Philosophical Society

National Cultural Heritage Award, One of the Ten Best Books on Art and Archaeology, for Art of the Yellow Springs

2011

Matthew Jesse Jackson

Robert Motherwell Book Award, The Dedalus Foundation

Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
 

Aden Kumler

Medieval Academy Book Subvention to support the publication of Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England

Christine Mehring

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Wu Hung

The Best Exhibition of the Year-the Fifth AAC Art Award (for the exhibition A Second History at Guangdong Art Museum in 2010)

2010

Darby English

Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Tom Gunning

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

Matthew Jesse Jackson

Epson Fondazione Antonio Ratti Prize for Artistic Research, as Our Literal Speed

2009

Wu Hung

Excellence in Chinese Art History, American Friends of the Shanghai Museum

2008

Wu Hung

Distinguished Teaching Award, College Art Association

2007

Martha Ward

Future Faculty Mentorship Award

Wu Hung

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

Outstanding Book Award, Association of American University Presses (AAUP), for Chinese Sculpture

2006

W.J.T. Mitchell

James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association

2000

Martha Ward

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring