July 1, 2009
Martha Nussbaum Awarded Book Prize and Membership in British Academy
Martha Nussbaum won the 2008 Elaine and David Spitz Prize for best English Language book of the year in liberal/democratic theory at the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought, for Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership. Dr. Nussbaum was also elected as a Corresponding Member of the British Academy in 2008.
Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School and Divinity School. She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism.
She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland. In 2009 she won the A.SK award from the German Social Science Research Council for her contributions to "social system reform," and the American Philosophical Society's Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence.
Professor Nussbaum is the author of The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future, among many other books. Her book From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law will be published in February 2010. Her current work in progress includes: Not For Profit: Liberal Education and Democratic Citizenship (Princeton); The Cosmopolitan Tradition (Harvard); Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (Harvard); and Compassion and Capabilities (Cambridge).