Nine professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been named Walter Channing Cabot Fellows. The 2012 honorees were awarded for their distinguished publications.

The 2012 honorees:

Maya Jasanoff, professor of history, “Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World”

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined”

Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics and director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, “Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier”

Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, “Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan”

Jacob Olúpònà, professor of African religious traditions with a joint appointment as professor of African and African-American studies, “City of 201 Gods: Ilé-Ifè in Time, Space, and the Imagination”

Susanna Siegel, Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, “The Contents of Visual Experience”

Xiaofei Tian, professor of Chinese literature, “Visionary Journeys: Travel Writings from Early Medieval and Nineteenth-Century China”

Justin Weir, professor of Slavic languages and literatures and director of graduate studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Leo Tolstoy and the Alibi of Narrative”

P. Oktor Skjaervo, Aga Khan Professor of Iranian, “The Spirit of Zoroastrianism”

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