Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor of History
Prof. Ruiz received the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. His publications include A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Princeton, 2012); The Terror of History: On the Uncertainties of Life in Western Civilization (Princeton, 2011); and Crisis and Continuity: Land and Town in Late Medieval Castile (UPenn Press, 1994), which was awarded the Premio del Rey prize by the American Historical Association. In 2013, Prof. Ruiz was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.