Professor Teresa Morgan Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

  • Professor Teresa Morgan standing in a harbour with boats in the background
23 April, 2021

Nancy Bissell Turpin Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History Professor Teresa Morgan has been elected as an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences is an independent research centre committed to multidisciplinary research that engages experts in various fields and professions to provide pragmatic solutions for complex challenges. The majority of American Academy members are US-based, but each year a small number of International Honorary Members are elected.

Nancy C. Andrews, Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Academy said of the admission of new members: “We recognize individuals who use their talents and their influence to confront today’s challenges, to lift our spirits through the arts, and to help shape our collective future”.

Professor Morgan joined Oriel as a Fellow in 2000, having studied classics at Cambridge, theology at Oxford, and violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music. Her research interests include the history of ideas and mentality, cultural history, the history of religions, ethics, theoretical historiography, the history of education and scholarship, and the history of gender and sexuality. She is currently on research leave, holding a 3-year Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Foundation and a major grant from the Templeton Foundation to study Christian Trust in God.