Three Women Join the Faculty in MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the appointments of 10 new faculty members. Three of the new faculty members are women.

charlotte_brathwaiteCharlotte Braithwaite is a new assistant professor of theater arts. She was a visiting professor of theater and dance at Amherst College in western Massachusetts.

Braithwaite is a graduate of the Amsterdam School for the Arts in the Netherlands. She earned a master of fine arts degree in directing from the Yale School of Drama.

mgubarMarah Gubar was appointed associate professor of literature. She was a professor of English and the director of the Children’s Literature Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Dr. Gubar holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre from the University of Michigan. She earned a Ph.D. in English at Princeton University in New Jersey.

LightJennifer Light was named professor in the Program of Science, Technology, and Society. She will also have a courtesy appointment as a professor in the department of urban studies and planning. Professor Light previously taught in the department of communication, history, and sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is the author of The Nature of Cities: Ecological Visions and the American Urban Professions, 1920-1960 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Dr. Light holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University. She also earned a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in England.


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