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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Faculty Accolades

At the College of Arts & Sciences at BU, our faculty includes Nobel Prize winners, Poets Laureate of the United States, National Book Award winners, Guggenheim Fellows, and a host of others recognized by their peers as leaders in their fields. This community of dedicated scholars pushes the boundaries of our knowledge and prepares our students to engage creatively as citizens of the world.

Sheldon Glashow, physics
Derek Walcott, emeritus

Ha Jin, creative writing
Robert Pinsky, poetry

Kathryn Bard, archaeology
Bonnie Costello, English
Howard Eichenbaum, psychological & brain sciences
Larry Epstein, economics

Sheldon Glashow, physics
Jeffrey Henderson, classical studies
Jaakko J. Hintikka, philosophy
Ha Jin, English

Nancy Kopell, mathematics & statistics
Larry Kotlikoff, economics
Sir Hans Kornberg, biology
Leonid Levin, computer science

Robert Pinsky, English
Bruce Redford, history of art & architecture
Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren professor of humanities
Virginia Sapiro, political science

Sheldon Glashow, physics
Nancy Kopell
, mathematics & statistics

Sir Hans Kornberg, biology
Eugene Stanley, physics

Farouk El-Baz, archaeology

Robert Pinsky (three terms), English

Ha Jin, English

Nancy Kopell, mathematics & statistics

Jelle Atema, biology
Qianshen Bai, history of art & architecture
Thomas Barfield, anthropology
Kenneth Brecher, astronomy

Alicia Borinsky, romance studies
Charles Capper, history
Walter Connor, political science
Bonnie Costello, English
Barbara Diefendorf, history
Susan Eckstein, International Relations and Sociology

Leslie Epstein, English
Aaron Fogel, English
David Frankfurter, religion
Thomas Glick, history
Gennady Gorelik, Center for Philosophy & History of Science
Robert Hefner, anthropology
Jeffrey Henderson, classical studies
Jaakko Hintikka, philosophy
Ha Jin, English
James Johnson, history
Deborah Kahn, history of art & architecture
William Keylor, history
Karl Kirchwey, English
Fred Kleiner, history of art & architecture
Nancy Kopell, mathematics & statistics
Frank Korom, religion
Leonid Levin, computer science
Robert Lucas, economics
James McCann, history

Jeffrey Mehlman, romance studies
Susan Mizruchi, English
Dilip Mookherjee, global development
Fallou Ngom, anthropology

Robert Pinsky, English
Richard Primack, biology
Maureen Raymo, earth science
Bruce Redford, history of art & architecture
Eugene Stanley, physics
Lawrence Sulak, physics
Murad Taqqu, mathematics & statistics
Robert Weller, anthropology
James Winn, English, director of the Center for Humanities

James Wiseman, archaeology

Margaret Beck, mathematics & statistics
Tulika Bose, physics
Antonio Castro-Neto, physics
John Caradonna, chemistry
Claudio Chamon
, physics
Dan Dill, chemistry
Catherine Espaillat, astronomy
David Fried, mathematics & statistics
Robinson Fulweiler, earth & environment
Bennett Goldberg, physics
Sharon Goldberg, computer science
Mark Grinstaff, chemistry
Stephen Grossberg, mathematics & statistics
Glen Hall, mathematics & statistics
Ramesh Jasti, chemistry
Tasso Kaper, mathematics & Statistics
Tom Keyes, chemistry
Emanuel Katz, physics
Nancy Kopell, mathematics & statistics
Kevin Lang, economics
Pankaj Mehta, physics
Pritiraj Mohanty, physics
Anatoli Polkovnikov, physics
Robert Pollack, mathematics & statistics
Andrei Ruckenstein, physics
Martin Schmaltz, physics
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, neuroscience
Corey Stephenson, chemistry
John Straub, chemistry
Alex Sushkov, physics
Tom Tullius, chemistry
Jared Weinstein, mathematics & statistics

Howard Eichenbaum, psychological and brain sciences
Robert Pinsky, english