By Scott Rappaport, UCSC Newscenter
UC Santa Cruz history professor Gail Hershatter has joined Nobel Prize-winning chemist Brian Kobilka, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Tom Wolfe, and UC President Janet A. Napolitano as a newly elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The 2015 class of 197 includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, business, and philanthropic leaders.
One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research.
Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, the arts and humanities, international affairs and global security, social policy, and education.