Scholars Council, 2006 - present
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PAULINE YU has been President of the American Council of Learned Societies, which supports research in the humanities and social sciences through programs of individual fellowships, conference grants, and international scholarly exchange, since July 2003. From 1994-2003 she served as Dean of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures. She received her B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. She has written numerous books and articles on classical Chinese poetry, comparative literature, and issues in the humanities; has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, ACLS, and the National Endowment for the Humanities; and was awarded the William Riley Parker prize for best PMLA [journal of the Modern Language Association] article of 2007. Yu is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and the Committee of 100. She is a trustee of the National Humanities Center, the American Academy in Berlin, and the Asian Cultural Council. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Teagle Foundation and of the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Yu is also an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Professor in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.