Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Elyn Saks wins MacArthur Foundation Award

I hope you will forgive a non-history aside:

I am very proud to announce that my USC colleague Elyn Saks has been named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Saks is an expert in mental health law, and the author of a remarkable book about her own experience with schizophrenia, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness.

The announcement is here. The full list of 2009 fellows is here. (I'm sorry to report that historians have been left out this year.)