Margot Norris, UCI Chancellor's Professor emerita of English and comparative literature, is one of two recipients of this year's Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award. Courtesy of the School of Humanities

UCI professor emerita wins UC award for post-retirement achievements and service

Margot Norris, Chancellor’s Professor emerita of English and comparative literature, has been honored with the 2016-17 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which recognizes scholarly work or educational service since retirement by University of California professors emeriti in the humanities or social sciences. A world-renowned expert on James Joyce and 20th-century modernist literature, she has won several prestigious national and international accolades. Since retiring in 2011, Norris has continued to be a vigorous and productive scholar, publishing three books and numerous chapters and articles. She also remains an active and acclaimed teacher and mentor. Norris is one of two recipients of this year’s award, joining UC Berkeley professor emeritus of sociology Neil Smelser. Each gets $5,000.

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