Four Women Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

Trinity College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Hartford, Connecticut, has announced that it was promoting six faculty members from assistant professor to associate professor. All six were also awarded tenure. Four of the six faculty members who were promoted are women.

Cheyenne S. Brindle was promoted to associate professor of chemistry. Her research focuses on new catalyst designs based on replacing costly and expensive metals with “greener” organic molecules. Dr. Brindle is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Stanford University and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University. Dr. Brindle joined the faculty at Trinity College in 2012.

Meredith Safran was named associate professor of Classics at Trinity College. Before joining the faculty at Trinity in 2012, Dr. Safran was a visiting assistant professor at Drew University in New Jersey. She is a writing a book in the construction of female civic identity in the Roman empire. A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, Dr. Safran earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Kari L. Theurer, who joined the Trinity College faculty in 2012, was appointed associate professor of philosophy. Her studies focus on the philosophies of science and mind, linking her philosophical training to her knowledge of biology and history. Dr. Theurer is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she double majored in philosophy and biology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Abigail Fisher Williamson was promoted to associate professor of political science and public policy and law. She is an editor of The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations: Transatlantic Perspectives (Temple University Press, 2017). Dr. Williamson is a magna cum laude graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she majored in political science and Russian. She holds a master of public policy degree and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.

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