For the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. A well-known scholar of early American history, she is a preeminent academic, a gifted teacher, and an esteemed essayist. She writes frequently on topics of American history, law, literature, and politics, and she is the author of ten books, most recently The Secret History of Wonder Woman, an exploration of women’s rights in America through the lens of the iconic comic book character. In 2015, she will begin a Guggenheim Fellowship Year, working on her next book, Dickens in America, an account of the novelist’s 1842 American tour. Dr. Lepore earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University, an M.A. in American Culture from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University.