Suzanne Conklin Akbari New Director of CMS, Starting July 1

akbari2011Congratulations to Professor Suzanne Conklin Akbari who will take over the directorship of the Centre for Medieval Studies from Professor John Magee on July 1. Professor Akbari is a professor of English and Medieval Studies, and was educated at Johns Hopkins and Columbia. Her research focuses on the intersection of English and Comparative Literature with intellectual history and philosophy, ranging from neo-platonism and science in the twelfth century to national identity and religious conflict in the fifteenth century. Professor Akbari has just been awarded the prestigious Faculty Award by U of T’s Alumni Association.