Two Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College’s first endowed chair, the John Phillips Chair in Divinity, was established more than two centuries ago in 1787.

This year two women were among the nine scholars named to endowed chairs at the college.

Pamela K. Crossley was appointed to the Charles A. and Elfriede A. Collis Professorship in History. Professor Crossley received her Ph.D. from Yale in 1983. She is a specialist on the Qing empire, and also researches and writes on Central and Inner Asian history, the history of horsemanship in Eurasia before the modern period, and global history. Her most recent book is The Wobbling Pivot: China Since 1800, An Interpretive History (Wiley/Blackwell, 2010).

Irene Kacandes, professor of German and comparative literature, was appointed to the Dartmouth Professorship #2. In 1991 she completed her Ph.D. in comparative literature at Harvard and taught at the University of Texas before coming to Dartmouth in 1994. She chaired the Department of German Studies from 2008-2011. She is the author of Daddy’s War: Greek American Storytelling, Family Memory, and Trauma (University of Nebraska Press, 2009).

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