President Obama will present Prof. Delbanco, Director of The Center for American Studies, with a 2011 National Humanities Medal on Monday.  According to the White House, Delbanco earned the award for, “his insight into the American character, past and present.”

Below is a list of Delbanco’s fellow medal recipients:

2011 National Medal of Arts

  • Will Barnet
  • Rita Dove
  • Al Pacino
  • Emily Rauh Pulitzer
  • Martin Puryear
  • Mel Tillis
  • United Service Organization
  • André Watts

2011 National Humanities Medal

  • Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • John Ashbery
  • Robert Darnton
  • Andrew Delbanco
  • National History Day
  • Charles Rosen
  • Teofilo Ruiz
  • Ramón Saldívar
  • Amartya Sen

headshot via Columbia