Published: Sept. 21, 2023
Professor Samira Mehta smiles up at a camera while sitting. Mehta wears a magenta sweater, black shirt, scarf, and glasses, and has shoulder length brown curly hair.

Dr. Samira Mehta has been honored by a committee of distinguished faculty to receive the 2023 Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. The faculty committee highlighted the impact of Mehta's body of work in the areas of Jewish American culture and race and sexuality since World War II, with a focus on interfaith and mixed-race families, as well as acknowledged Mehta's ability to combine important academic scholarship with more accessible, public writing. Congratulations Dr. Mehta!