Congratulations Professor Morris!
Leslie Morris named Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in Liberal Arts 2020-2023!
Congratulations to Leslie Morris who has been named the Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in Liberal Arts from 2020 to '23! This endowed chair is intended to advance the extraordinary teaching, research, and creative work of faculty who are making exceptional contributions in their field. The fund helps advance the frontiers of knowledge by enabling Beverly and Richard Fink Professors in Liberal Arts to take intellectual risks, integrate different forms of knowledge, and take on challenging projects that spark and nurture breakthrough discoveries that reshape the understanding of the human condition.
Leslie Morris is the author, most recently, of The Translated Jew: German Jewish Culture outside the Margins (Northwestern University Press, 2018), and the co-editor of a forthcoming special issue on Czernowitz of the Journal of Austrian Studies. She is currently writing a hybrid, experimental memoir about a buried Holocaust family history and a mysterious illness. As part of this new project, she and Professor MJ Maynes (History) initiated a multi-year IAS-funded collaborative project on Narrative/Medicine. For more information on Professor Morris's other recent accomplishments, see the Center for Jewish Studies' Fall 2020 Annual Magazine (page 17) and Fall 2019 Annual Magazine (page 17).