Academician Martha C. Nussbaum awarded 2021 Holberg Prize

8 Mar 2021

Professor Martha C. Nussbaum has been named the winner of the 2021 Holberg Prize, an award with a monetary value of approximately 620,000 euros. The Prize was awarded on Friday 5 March by the Holberg Prize Committee, whose members are appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the University of Bergen.

Nussbaum is Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago and one of the world’s most celebrated philosophers. Nussbaum was awarded the honorary title of Foreign Academician of Science by the Academy of Finland in 2000 and has cooperated extensively with Finnish researchers over the decades.

Her academic career spans more than four and a half decades. Her research interests include ancient philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of literature, feminism, ethics and animal rights. Nussbaum has also contributed significantly to the fields of law, economics and education.

The Holberg Prize is one of the largest international awards awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social science, law or theology.

Nils Klim Prize for outstanding young scholar awarded to Assistant Professor Daria Gritsenko

The recipient of the Nils Klim Prize was announced on the same day as the Holberg Prize. The 2021 Nils Klim Prize was awarded to Daria Gritsenko, Assistant Professor at the University of Helsinki. It is awarded annually to an outstanding young scholar under the age of 35 who has excelled in one of the research areas covered by the Holberg Prize.

Gritsenko is an assistant professor in Russian Big Data Methodology at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki. She is affiliated with the Aleksanteri Institute and the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and also has research experience from the University of Turku.

Gritsenko’s research combines research methods in data science with political science and societal research. Among other things, Gritsenko is a co-founder of Digital Russia Studies, a scholarly network exploring the development and advancement of qualitative and quantitative interfaces in Russian and Eurasian studies.

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