Three Women in New Teaching Positions

Rodriguez_CristinaHORIZCristina Rodriguez was appointed professor of law at Yale Law School. She has been serving as deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice. While serving in the Obama administration, Professor Rodriguez was on leave from the faculty at New York University School of Law. She will begin teaching at Yale on January 28.

Professor Rodriguez is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School. She also earned a master’s degree in modern history from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She is the co-author of the textbook, Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy (Foundation Press, 2009).

Nikky Finney LargeNikky Finney will join the faculty at the University of South Carolina this fall as the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair of Southern Literature and Creative Writing. She has been on the faculty at the University of Kentucky since 1991 and recently was named the Guy Davenport Endowed Professor of English. Professor Finney’s collection of poetry, Head Off and Split, was the winner of the 2011 National Book Award.

Professor Finney is a graduate of Talladega College and studied African American literature at Atlanta University.

suzukiErin Suzuki is a new assistant professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta. Her research focuses on indigenous, immigrant, and colonial literatures from around the Pacific.

Dr. Suzuki is a graduate of Brown University and earned a Ph.D. at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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