Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Announces the Hiring of Three Women to Tenure-Track Positions

Macalester Collge, the highly rated liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced the hiring of five new faculty members. Three of the new hires are women.

Kirisitina Sailiata was hired as an assistant professor of American studies. She has been serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the college. Dr. Sailiata focuses her research at the intersections of U.S. empire, Native Pacific cultural studies, and the environment. Her current book manuscript is called The Making of Samoa Amelika which traces the emergence of the American Samoa territory. Dr. Sailiata is a graduate of Macalester College. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American culture at the University of Michigan.

Maria Fedorova will join the faculty of Russian studies at the college. She is an expert in transnational history of agriculture with a particular interest in the circulation of knowledge and technologies between Russia and the world in the 20th century. She is currently working on a book manuscript about the exchange of agricultural knowledge and technologies between the U.S. and Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s. She has been serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the college. A Moscow native, Dr. Fedorova came to the United States as a Fulbright Fellow, receiving a master’s degree in history at Washington State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hannah Kim will be joining the faculty as an assistant professor in the philosophy department. Dr. Kim is an expert in the philosophy of fiction, philosophy of art, and Asian philosophy. At Macalester, Dr. Kim will teach courses on the philosophy of language, the philosophy of the mind, philosophy and literature, and Asian philosophy. Dr. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English from Emory University in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree in philosophical theology from the University of Oxford in England, and a Ph.D. in philosophy and comparative literature from Stanford University.

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