Seminar Leaders Ramsey and Troutt-Powell Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences April 28, 2020 – Posted in: Uncategorized

TIP seminar leaders Guthrie Ramsey and Eve M. Troutt-Powell are two of four Penn faculty being recognized for their world-class leadership and expertise. They have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences which honored 276 leaders from different disciplines and professions in 2020.

Ramsey is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music in the School of Arts & Sciences. A musicologist, pianist, and composer, he is a widely published author of books on African American music and musicians. Ramsey led TIP seminars That’s My Song!: Musical Genre as Social Contract in 2017 and Who Are Those People and Why Are They Listening to That Music in 2011.

Troutt-Powell is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies. She teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. Troutt Powell led TIP seminars The Middle East Through the Eyes of Women in 2011 and History of the Modern Middle East in 2010. She is now working on a book about the visual culture of slavery in the Middle East which will explore painting and photography about African and Circassian slavery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.