Princeton University Hires Three Women as Full Professors

princeton-university-logoThe board of trustees of Princeton University has approved the hiring of four new full professors. Three of the new hires are women.

judith_hameraJudith Hamera was named professor of dance, effective July 1. Since 2005, she has been a professor of performance studies at Texas A&M University. Previously, she taught at California State University, Los Angeles. Her latest book is Parlor Ponds: The Cultural Lives of the American Home Aquarium, 1870-1970 (University of Michigan Press, 2012). Professor Hamera is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, where she majored in mass communication. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in performance studies from Northwestern University.

Ilyana Kuziemko, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.Ilyana Kuziemko was appointed professor of economics, effective July 1. She has been serving as the David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School in New York City. From 2007 to 2012, Professor Kuziemko was an assistant professor at Princeton and took a one-year leave to serve as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Dr. Kuziemko earned bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard University. She holds a second bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford, which she earned as a Rhodes Scholar.

jhumpa_lahiri_photo_newJhumpa Lahiri was named professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She will not join the Princeton faculty until July 2015. She currently is writer-in-residence at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Her 1999 collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize and her 2013 novel, The Lowland, was finalist for the National Book Award. Dr. Lahiri is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City. She holds master’s degrees in English literature, creative writing, and comparative literature and a Ph.D. in Renaissance studies from Boston University.

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