New Faculty Members
The following new tenure-track faculty began their appointments at the College effective July 1, 2009.
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies
B.A., Philosophy and African-American Studies, Marquette University
M. A., American Studies, New York University
Ph.D., American Studies, New York University
Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., English, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
M.F.A., creative writing: poetry, New York University
The Sphere of Birds. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., psychology, Stanford University
M.A., psychology, University of California-Los Angeles
Ph.D., psychology, Stanford University
Dissertation: “Attending to Our Memories: The Role of Attention During Declarative Memory Encoding and Retrieval”
Assistant Professor of History and American Studies
B.A., history, Columbia University
M.M., double bass, The Julliard School
M.Phil., U.S. history, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Ph.D., U.S. history, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Arabic)
B.A., English literature, Al-Baath University, Homs, Syria
M.Sc., comparative and general literature, Edinburgh University
Ph.D. pending 2009, comparative and general iterature, Edinburgh University
Dissertation: “The Politics of Gender in the Levant: Feminism(s) and the Nationalism(s) in the Fiction of Ghadah al-Samman and Sahar Khalifah”
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., development economics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.Sc., global diversity: monitoring and conservation, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
M.E.M., forestry and environmental studies, Yale University
Ph.D. pending 2009, forestry and environmental studies and anthropology, Yale University
Dissertation: “A Historiography of Marginality: Nature and Culture in the Western Himalayas”
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (French)
A.B., Romance languages and literatures, Princeton University
A.M., Romance languages and literatures, Harvard University
Ph.D. pending 2009, Romance languages and literatures, Harvard University
Dissertation: “The Translingual Self: Life-writing Across Languages in the Works of Héctor Bianciotti, Jorge Semprún, and Raymond Federman”