Drew Faust

Drew Gilpin Faust is Arthur Kingsley Porter University Research Professor at Harvard University where she served as president from 2007 to 2018. She came to Harvard in 2001 as founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study after twenty five years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Faust is the author of seven books, including Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury, published in August 2023. Her earlier book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, was awarded the Bancroft Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize and was recognized by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2008. She and her husband live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.