Distinguished Professor Stephanie Jamison of Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) has been elected to the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), a German academic society devoted to a deeper understanding of Asia and Africa.
Jamison is one of the world’s leading authorities in Sanskrit (the sacred language of India) and in ancient Indo-European languages. She also teaches courses in UCLA’s Indo-European studies program. Her research covers not just languages and linguistics, but also literature and poetics, religion and law, mythology and ritual, and gender studies. Her most recent major publication is a three-volume translation (with Joel P. Brereton) of the Rig Veda, which constitutes some of the world’s oldest literature.
Founded in 1845, DMG is one of Europe’s leading academic associations. Its publications and congresses promote the study of all aspects of Asia, especially its languages, literatures, history, religions and philosophies, forms of law and society, archaeology, and its art and material culture.
In 2017 Jamison was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.