Swarthmore College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Three Women Faculty Members

swarthmoreSwarthmore College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in suburban Philadelphia, has announced that five faculty members have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. All five also were granted tenure. Three of the five promotions went to women.

ayse_kaya-110Ayse Kaya was promoted to associate professor of political science. Dr. Kaya was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She is the author of the new book Power and Global Economic Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Dr. Kaya is a summa cum laude graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree in comparative politics and a Ph.D. in government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

lara_cohen-2Lara Langer Cohen was named an associate professor of English literature. Before joining the faculty at Swarthmore College in 2013, Dr. Cohen taught at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is the author of The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). She is working on a new book on underground subculture in nineteenth-century America.

k_elizabeth_stevens-110K. Elizabeth Stevens was promoted to associate professor of acting and directing at Swarthmore College. She joined the faculty at the college in 2006. Earlier, she was a lecturer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Stevens is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she majored in theater and literature. She holds a master of fine arts degree in directing from the Yale School of Drama.

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