Historian Malkiel Receives Phi Beta Kappa’s Sidney Hook Award for Academic Distinction
Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor of history, emeritus, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Sidney Hook Memorial Award, which recognizes national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education.
The award was established in 1991 in the name of American philosopher and Phi Beta Kappa member, Sidney Hook, and was made possible by a grant from the John Dewey Foundation. Award recipients are honored at the society’s Triennial Council Meeting, which will be held this year from Aug. 2-4 in Boston.
Malkiel arrived at Princeton in 1969—one of only three female faculty members at the time—the same year the University began admitting undergraduate women. Her 2016 book, Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation,” examines that period in the late 1960s and early 1970s when coeducation was introduced at prestigious institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom.