2022 Winner of The Lionel Trilling Book Award - Farah Jasmine Griffin

May 12, 2022


The Academic Awards Committee of the Columbia College Student Council awarded Farah Jasmine Griffin, the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies, and David Lurie GSAS’01, the Wm. Theodore and Fanny Brett de Bary and Class of 1941 Collegiate Professor of Asian Humanities, the 47th annual Lionel Trilling Book Award and the 61st annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching, respectively.

Griffin was honored for her nonfiction book Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature (2021), which the committee noted "beautifully weaves together many strands of Black culture and history,” and Lurie for his dedication to teaching and his nuanced approaches to the Core Curriculum.