American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Diana Taylor as 2018 Fellow

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

University Professor Diana Taylor

University Professor Diana Taylor

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected University Professor at NYU, Diana Taylor as a fellow. 

Since it’s founding in 1780, the American Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society. The Academy’s Fellows and Members includes many of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide.

Diana Taylor is the founding director of NYU’s Hemispheric Institute and a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures and in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts. Taylor, who has been a Guggenheim Fellow, has authored Performance, which has been published in both Spanish (Asuntos Impresos, 2012) and English (Duke University Press, 2016), as well as Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (University Press of Kentucky, 1991) and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Duke University Press, 2003), both award-winning works, and Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ (Duke University Press, 1997), among other publications.

Other AAAS fellows selected this year include former President Barack Obama; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; actor Tom Hanks; and novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen. The list of all new members may be found here. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony this October in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

AAAS members have included Benjamin Franklin (1781), Alexander Hamilton (1791), Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1864), Maria Mitchell (1848), Charles Darwin (1874), Albert Einstein (1924), Robert Frost (1931), Margaret Mead (1948), Milton Friedman (1959), and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966).