Corine Schleif, an art history professor in the School of Art, was recently awarded the prestigious Berlin Prize Fellowship. Schleif is one of the first ever Berlin Prize Fellows from ASU. She will attend the American Academy in Berlin for the spring 2016 semester. This fellowship will allow her to work on a book about Adam Kraft, a 15th-century late-Gothic sculptor from Germany, whose work was later appropriated by the Nazis.
The American Academy in Berlin was established in 1994 with the goal of fostering understanding and dialogue between people from the U.S. and Germany. The Academy welcomed its first fellows in 1998.