A dean of the humanities division at the University of Chicago has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Danielle Allen is a professor in Chicago's departments of political science and the classics. She has degrees from Princeton, Harvard and the University of Cambridge.
The Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on April 16th and presented in May at a ceremony at Columbia University. Columbia awards the prizes in journalism, literature, music and drama after their determination by the 19-member Pulitzer board.
Pulitzer board members serve a maximum of nine years.