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    See the collection of talks by ACLS President Pauline Yu. 

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    The ACLS Board of Directors at the 2018 annual meeting.  William Kirby, board chair, is at Pauline's right. See board and committees.

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    Pauline in conversation with Earl Lewis, then president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  See the video series.

ACLS Board of Directors

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Michele Moody-Adams

Michele Moody-Adams
Treasurer

Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory
Columbia University

Michele Moody-Adams is currently Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, where she served as dean of Columbia College and vice president for undergraduate education from 2009-2011. Before Columbia, she taught at Cornell University, where she was vice provost for undergraduate education and director of the Program on Ethics and Public Life. She has also taught at Wellesley College, the University of Rochester, and Indiana University, where she served as an associate dean.

Moody-Adams has published articles on equality and social justice, moral psychology and the virtues, and the philosophical implications of gender and race. She is also the author of a widely cited book on moral relativism, Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture and Philosophy. Her current work includes articles on academic freedom, equal educational opportunity, and democratic disagreement. She is at work on a book, tentatively entitled Renewing Democracy, on the political institutions and political culture essential to achieving justice and promoting stability in multicultural democracies.

Moody-Adams has a BA from Wellesley College, a second BA from Oxford University, and earned the MA and PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. She has been a British Marshall Scholar, an NEH fellow, and is a lifetime honorary fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.