Clair Wills, Leonard A. Milberg Chair of Irish Letters at Princeton and author of: Dublin 1916: The siege of the GPO (2009) & The Best Are Leaving Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture (2015) is one of 22 newly elected members to the Royal Irish Academy.
Election to membership of the Royal Irish Academy—which has occurred annually since 1785—is the highest academic honour in Ireland. Those elected are entitled to use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name. There are now 497 members of the Academy, in disciplines from the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Photo credit: John Ohle, Royal Irish Academy