Three Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Colby College

Colby_sealColby College in Waterville, Maine, has awarded tenure to six faculty members who will all be promoted to associate professor, effective September 1. Three of the promotions went to women faculty members.

BhimullChandra Bhimull was promoted to associate professor of anthropology and African American studies. She is the author of the forthcoming book Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora. Dr. Bhimull is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Audrey-BrunetauxAudrey Brunetaux was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of French. Her research focuses on 20th and 21st century French literature, culture, and cinema. She studied at the University of Poitiers in France before earning a Ph.D. at Michigan State University.

tanya.sheehanTanya Sheehan was named an associate professor of art and granted tenure. She is the author of Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011). Before coming to Colby College, Dr. Sheehan taught at Rutgers University and Columbia University. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned a Ph.D. at Brown University.

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