Ronit Ricci received Honorable Mention for the third Emerging Scholars Prize in the Humanities, awarded by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. She was chosen for her book Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia (forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2011). Ronit completed her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan in 2006, having pursued her interests in the literary traditions of Javanese, Tamil, and Malay speaking Muslims in a route that took her from Ann Arbor to Yogyakarta, Madras, Columbia, and Singapore. Ronit returned for a brief visit to Ann Arbor in April 2010, to present a talk entitled “The Book of One Thousand Questions and its Asian Translations,” as part of the Department of Comparative Literature’s 2009-2010 “Year of Translation.” She is currently Lecturer in the College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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