Two Harvard Professors to Lead New Academic Ventures Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Women in Academia Report, June 30, 2011
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Joanna Aizenberg and Leah Price as faculty program directors of Academic Ventures. In this position, professors Aizenberg and Price will lead new multidisciplinary collaborations and develop innovative programming across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences that engage faculty and the public in the work of leading theorists and practitioners. The Academic Ventures program will conduct public symposia, conferences, and workshops.
Joanna Aizenberg is the Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Aizenberg holds bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Moscow State University. She earned a Ph.D. in structural biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Leah Price is a professor of English at Harvard University. She is the author of The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel: From Richardson to George Eliot (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and the forthcoming Reader's Block: The Uses of Books in Nineteenth-Century Britain.