Princeton Appoints Four Women to Assistant Professor Positions

princetonPrinceton University in New Jersey has announced the hiring of 17 new faculty members. Of the 17 new hires, only four are women.

arabindan-kesson-2Anna Arabindan-Kesson is a new assistant professor of art and archaeology and African American studies. She came to the Princeton faculty from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she had been an assistant professor since 2014. A scholar of African American art, Dr. Arabindan-Kesson earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Western Australia and her Ph.D. at Yale University.

deleonNathalie de Leon was appointed an assistant professor of electrical engineering. She will join the faculty for the spring semester. Since 2011, Dr. de Leon has been a postdoctoral fellow studying quantum devices, materials and sensing. Dr. de Leon is a graduate of Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University.

krakowskiEve Krakowski was named an assistant professor of Near Eastern studies and Judaic studies. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. Dr. Krakowski earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on women, gender, and social and cultural Jewish history in the medieval Near East.

kirstin-valdez-quadeKristin Valdez Quade was appointed an assistant professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts and creative writing. She will begin to teach during the fall 2016 semester. Quade is currently a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and a master of fine arts degree at the University of Oregon.

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