The Scholars Council

The Scholars Council is a body of distinguished scholars convened by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to scholarship at the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize. Council members serve a five-year term, renewable once.

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    Lisa Anderson Lisa Anderson most recently served as President of the American University in Cairo (AUC) for five years, stepping down on January 1, 2016. Prior to her appointment as President, she was the University’s provost, a position she had assumed in 2008. As AUC provost, Dr. Anderson helped manage the transfer of all the University’s degree […]
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    Christine L. Borgman Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. These include three books from MIT Press: “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” (2015), winner of the 2015 […]
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    Ruth R. Faden Ruth R. Faden, is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She was the Berman Institute’s Director from 1995 until 2016, and the inaugural Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director (2014 to 2016). Faden was, and is currently, the inaugural Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics. Faden’s current research focuses on structural justice […]
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    Drew Gilpin Faust
    2018 Kluge Prize Winner
    Drew Gilpin Faust is President Emerita of Harvard University and the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor. As president of Harvard from 2007 to 2018, Faust expanded financial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientific research. She broadened the University’s international reach, […]
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    Sally Barringer Gordon Sally Barringer Gordon is the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is well known for her work on religion in American public life and the law of church and state, especially for the ways that religious liberty developed over the course of American national […]
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    Dame Wendy Hall Dame Wendy Hall is Professor of Computer Science and a director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. She is also managing director of the Web Science Trust. Previously she was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering from 2010-2014 and head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science […]
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    Jane McAuliffe Jane McAuliffe is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University. Her previous positions include inaugural Director of National and International Outreach at the Library of Congress, President of Bryn Mawr College, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University, and Professor at the University of Toronto […]
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    John Lombardi John Lombardi is President Emeritus of the University of Florida and Director of the Center for Measuring University Performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Florida. He is a professor of history with a focus on Latin America and especially Venezuela. He has published on a wide range of higher education […]
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    Martha Jones Martha Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, a Professor of History, and a Professor of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how Black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. Professor Jones is a public historian, writing for broader […]
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    Natalia Molina Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her research explores the intertwined histories of race, place, gender, culture, and citizenship. She is the author of the award-winning books, “How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial […]
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    Beth Simone Noveck Beth Simone Noveck directs the Governance Lab (GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is a Professor in Technology, Culture, and Society at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and a fellow at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first chief innovation […]
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    Gideon Rose Gideon Rose is the Mary and David Boies distinguished fellow in U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was Editor of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2021, prior to which he was Managing Editor from 2000 to 2010. He has also served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of […]
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    Debra Satz Debra Satz is the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Anderson Dean for the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society. From 2008-2014 she served as the faculty director of the Bowen McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Her research focuses on the ethical limits of markets, […]
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    Theda Skocpol Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, where she has also served as dean of the Graduate School and as director of the Center for American Political Studies. Skocpol is an internationally recognized scholar and has been elected to membership in all three of America’s scholarly honor […]
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    Timothy Snyder Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His books include “Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe” (Harvard University Press, 1998); “The Reconstruction of Nations” (Yale University Press, 2003); “Sketches from a Secret War” (Yale University Press, 2005); “The […]