Four Women Faculty Members Granted Tenure at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine

Bowdoin CollegeBowdoin College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Brunswick, Maine, has announced the awarding of tenure to seven faculty members. Four of the seven faculty members awarded tenure are women.

margaret-boyleMargaret E. Boyle was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of Romance languages and literature. She specializes in early modern Spanish language, literature, and culture. She is the author of Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2014). Dr. Boyle joined the faculty at Bowdoin College in 2012. She is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta.

judith-casselberryJudith S. Casselbury was promoted to associate professor of Africana studies and granted tenure. She joined the Bowdoin faculty in 2008. Dr. Casselbury’s research focuses on women and religion. She is the author of the forthcoming book Justified by Works: Faith, Gender, and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism (Duke University Press, 2016). Dr. Casselbury is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She holds a master’s degree in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in African American studies and anthropology from Yale University.

killeenAbigail M. Killeen was named an associate professor in the department of theater and dance. A performance artist and educator, she worked Off-Broadway and in film before joining the Bowdoin faculty in 2008. She previously taught at the New York Film Academy and Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Killeen holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a master of fine arts degree from the Professional Actor Training Program at Brandeis University.

crystall-hall-bowdoinCrystal Hall, an associate professor of digital and computational studies, was granted tenure. Dr. Hall came to Bowdoin in 2013, after holding a tenured faculty position at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Galileo’s Reading (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Dr. Hall is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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