Six Women Join the Faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has 10 new faculty members on campus this fall. Six of the 10 new hires are women.

dulongPaloma Duong is a new assistant professor of Latin American studies. Her research concerns the intersection of culture and politics in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin America. Dr. Duong is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City.

horan photo2Caley Horan was hired as an assistant professor of history. She was a lecturer in history at Princeton University. Dr.  Horan is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, Actuarial Age, which explores the cultural life of insurance. Dr. Horan is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

moranthomasAmy Moran-Thomas was appointed an assistant professor of anthropology. For the past several years, she has been conducting postdoctoral research at Princeton University and Brown University. She is currently at work on a book project entitled The Para-Communicable: An Anthropology of the Global Diabetes Epidemic. Dr. Moran-Thomas earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University.

Padilla_PhotoTanalis Padilla was named an associate professor of history. She had been serving on the faculty of the history department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her research concerns the political and agrarian movements of modern Mexico. She is the author of Rural Resistance in the Land of Zapata: The Jaramillista Movement and the Myth of the Pax Priísta, 1940-1962 (Duke University Press, 2008). Dr. Padilla is graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

stoetzerBettina Stoetzer is a new assistant professor of anthropology. She was a Harper Fellow in the Soceity of Fellows at the University of Chicago. Her research is concentrated on the intersections of ecology, globalization, and urban social justice. Dr. Stoetzer holds a master’s degree from the University of Goettingen in Germany and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

tilleyLeslie Tilley was appointed an assistant professor of music and theater arts. Her research has focused on the analysis of group-improvised music forms in Bali, Indonesia. Dr. Tilley holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia in Canada.

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