Wailoo Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Written by
Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
April 23, 2021

Princeton faculty members Mitchell Duneier, J. Nicole Shelton, Keith Wailoo, Nieng Yan and Deborah Yashar, as well as Presidential Visiting Scholar in the Lewis Center for the Arts Hilton Als of The New Yorker have been elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Also elected are Princeton alumni Michael Hanchard, the Gustav C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a 1991 graduate alumnus; and Gregory Huber, the Forst Family Professor of Political Science at Yale University, a 2001 graduate alumnus.

They are among more than 250 leaders in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their respective fields.

Keith Wailoo

Wailoo is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs. His research straddles history and health policy, touching on drugs and drug policy, politics of race and health, the interplay of identity, ethnicity, gender and medicine, and controversies in genetics and society. His next book is “Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette,” forthcoming in 2021 from the University of Chicago Press.

Read the full article at News at Princeton.

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