Historian elected fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Professor Wm. Roger Louis is one of two University of Texas (UT) at Austin faculty elected to be fellows.
Posted: April 29, 2011
Prof. Wm. Roger Louis
The academy, founded in 1780, recognizes international achievement in science, the arts, business and public leadership. The organization has brought together the nation’s leading figures from universities, government, business and the creative arts to exchange ideas and promote knowledge in the public interest.
Professor Wm. Roger Louis, the Kerr Chair in English History and Culture and director of the university’s British Studies Program, is a leading scholar of British history. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books on the history, literature and politics of the British Empire. Louis' latest book is Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization (2006). In 2005, he published Burnt Orange Britannia, a collection of autobiographical essays by faculty and friends of The University of Texas.
Among his many accomplishments, Louis was president of the American Historical Association in 2001 and is editor-in-chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire. In 2009 students at the university selected him as the Professor of the Year. He is also a UT Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Story by Jessica Sinn, Public Affairs Specialist, College of Liberal Arts