History Professor Emerita Maria Todorova has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honors societies in the nation. She is one of 26 new members elected to the academy this year in recognition of their accomplishments and leadership in academic, the arts, industry, public policy, and research.
Todorova is the Gutgsell Professor of History Emerita and a Center for Advanced Study professor. She specializes in Eastern Europe, specifically the Balkans in the modern period. Her research focuses on historical demography, nationalism, socialism and post-communism. She is the author of more than 30 books and has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.