The Scholars Council

The Scholars Council is a body of distinguished scholars convened by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to scholarship at the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize. Council members serve a five-year term, renewable once.

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    Gordon S. Wood GORDON S. WOOD is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution. His book The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 won a 1970 Bancroft Prize. In addition to his books, he has […]
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    Mark A. Noll Mark A. Noll specializes in the history of Christianity in the United States. He holds the position of Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. In 2005, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America. Noll is a prolific author and many […]
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    Toyin Falola Toyin Falola is Professor, Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters and Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria. Dr. Falola is the author of numerous books, including “Violence in Nigeria: […]
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    Marie Arana Marie Arana is a writer-at-large for the Washington Post, and former editor-in-chief of Book World, the literary review section of the Washington Post. Arana has written several books. Her most recent is Bolívar: An American Liberator, a biography of Simon Bolívar researched and written while in residence at the Kluge Center. The book was awarded the […]
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    Manuel Castells Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is also Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology, in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and in the […]
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    Margaret MacMillan MARGARET MACMILLAN is the Warden of St. Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and a Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Dr. MacMillan was formerly Provost of Trinity College within the University of Toronto. Her books include Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters […]
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    John Witte Jr. John Witte Jr. is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Service Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion Center at Emory University. A specialist in legal history, marriage law, and religious liberty, he has published 220 articles, 15 journal symposia, and 26 books – including recently […]
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    Dame Wendy Hall Dame Wendy Hall is Professor of Computer Science and a director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. She is also managing director of the Web Science Trust. Previously she was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering from 2010-2014 and head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science […]
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    Christine L. Borgman Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. These include three books from MIT Press: “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” (2015), winner of the 2015 […]