National Council on the Humanities Adds Two Members

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced the appointments of Rolena Adorno, the Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University, and Marvin Krislov, the President and a professor of politics at Oberlin College, to the National Council on the Humanities.

The Council is the NEH’s 26-member advisory body. Ms. Adorno and Mr. Krislov were nominated by President Barack Obama in July and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 5.

Rolena Adorno is the Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Department Chair of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University where her focus of study and teaching includes Colonial Spanish American literature and history, manuscript culture and textual transmission in Colonial Spanish America, and the nineteenth century origins of Hispanism in the United States.

Marvin Krislov is the President and a professor of politics at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Previously, he served for nearly a decade as both vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan; during that time he led the University’s legal team in the 2003 Supreme Court case that upheld the constitutionality of the consideration of student body diversity in university admissions. While at Michigan, he was also an adjunct professor, teaching undergraduate level political science courses, as well as seminars in the law school and a course in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Summer Program. Krislov taught law at George Washington University in 1991-93.

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