Emerita Prof. Kaja Silverman wins major award

Jan 18, 2012

Kaja Silverman, the Keith L. Sachs W’67 and Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 Professor of Contemporary Art in the History of Art Department at University of Pennsylvania, and Emerita Professor of Rhetoric and Film, UC Berkeley, is the recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon, Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to humanistic scholarship. The Mellon awards are granted to support the decisive contributions the humanities make to the nation’s intellectual life by honoring scholars who have made significant contributions to humanistic inquiry. The award of $1.5 million dollars will support her scholarly pursuits as an art historian and visual theorist as well as related arts programming that will increase opportunities for scholarship and teaching at Penn over the next six years.