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High Honor for Hartman

JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MacARTHUR FOUNDATION

English and comparative literature professor Saidiya Hartman has been appointed a University Professor, the highest rank that Columbia bestows on faculty. Hartman, a scholar of African-American and American literature and cultural history, and a 2019 MacArthur fellow, has taught at the University since 2007. Her “immersive and unflinching portraits of Black life have forever altered the ways in which we think and speak about enslavement and its invidious legacy in this country,” President Lee C. Bollinger said. “She brings a painstaking and unrelenting focus to retrieving and telling the lost stories of the dispossessed.”