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Drew Gilpin Faust

Drew Gilpin Faust is the current president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History. Raised in Virginia, Faust specializes in Civil War and Antebellum history, and writes primarily on the Old South. Her most recent book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, was released in 2008 and won the 2009 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University. She has served as Harvard's 28th president since 2007.

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