MAA News – Medievalist Awarded National Humanities Medal

In a ceremony at the White House, on Monday 13 February 2012, President Barack Obama awarded the National Humanities Medal to nine honorees, including Professor Teófilo Ruiz, a scholar of medieval Spain, distinguished professor of history at UCLA, and the author of over 13 books.

Obama called Prof. Ruiz “an accomplished teacher and author, [who] has captivated students and scholars by deepening our knowledge of medieval Spain and Europe, and exploring the role terror has played in society for centuries.”

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