Three Notable Appointments of Women to Faculty Positions

Dagmar Herzog was named Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She has been on the faculty at the Graduate School since 2005. Her latest book is Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (Cambridge University Press, 2011) She is also the author of Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics (Basic Books, 2008), and Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (Princeton University Press, 2005).

Professor Herzog is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and holds a Ph.D. from Brown University.

Nina Assimakopoulos was named assistant professor of flute in the School of Music at West Virginia University. She has been serving as a visiting professor at the university.

A champion of contemporary music, Nina Assimakopoulos is credited with over 50 international world-premiere performances and commissions including a solo concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Kathryn Lofton was appointed the Sarai Ribicoff Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Yale University. She has been on the Yale faculty since 2009. She previously taught at Princeton University and Indiana University.

She is the author of Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon and is co-editor of Women’s Work: An Anthology of African-American Women’s Historical Writings from Antebellum America to the Harlem Renaissance.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, she holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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