- Distinguished Professor (2023)
- Titled Professor (2022)
- Ruth Norman Halls Professor of History
- Guggenheim Fellow (2022)
- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
Rebecca Spang is Ruth N. Halls Professor in the Department of History and director of the Liberal Arts + Management Program, known as LAMP, in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington.
Recognized as the leading American historian of her generation working on the history of 18th- and 19th-century France and the French Revolution, she has led the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies to become a nationally recognized scholarly hub for the study of that period.In 2020, Rebecca Spang was presented the Bicentennial Medal for her distinguished service to Indiana University.
Spang is a prolific scholar whose powerful prose reaches a wide audience beyond fellow historians, and even the United States. Most recently, she was selected as a 2023 New America National Fellow and a 2022-23 Guggenheim Fellow.