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Elizabeth Arkush elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

June 25, 2024
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Elizabeth Arkush

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced that 250 outstanding individuals had been elected to join the academy in 2024. The Center for Comparative Archaeology is honored to announce that one of them is CCA's Director: Elizabeth Arkush.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780, is dedicated to supporting research and engagement in science, government, education, the humanities and the arts. Its members have included such noteworthy luminaries as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, Margaret Mead, E. O. Wilson, Madeleine Allbright, and many other distinguished scholars, artists and leaders.

“We honor these artists, scholars, scientists and leaders in the public, nonprofit and private sectors for their accomplishments and for the curiosity, creativity, and courage required to reach new heights,” David Oxtoby, president of the academy, said in a statement. “We invite these exceptional individuals to join in the Academy’s work to address serious challenges and advance the common good.”

Elizabeth Arkush is an anthropology professor in Pitt's Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and an archaeologist who has conducted research in the Peruvian Andes since 1999. She became Director of the Center for Comparative Archaeology in the fall of 2022. Her full professional profile can be accessed on the department's website.

The inductees will be honored in September during ceremonies in Cambridge, MA.

Join the Center in congratulating Liz!