Pulitzer Prize-winner Jack Miles has accepted a position at UCI as a Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies starting July 1. Miles’ extensive writings on religion, literature and politics include the highly acclaimed God: A Biography and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God. He is working on a book about Islam. In his 20-year academic and public career, Miles has served as literary editor and editorial board member of the Los Angeles Times. Miles joins another Pulitzer winner on the humanities faculty, Barry Siegel, who heads the literary journalism program.