Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed University Positions

Nicole R. Fleetwood will join New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development as the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication.  She has been serving as a professor of American studies and art history in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Professor Fleetwood is the author of the award-winning Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard University Press, 2020).

Dr. Fleeetwood joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 2005. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in modern thought and literature from Stanford University.

Jennifer S. Tuttle professor of literature and health in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, has been named the Ludcke Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Professor Tuttle also serves as the director of the Maine Women Writers Collection, Much of her research involves the recovery of texts, writers, and perspectives that are absent from or obscured by the historical record.

Dr. Tuttle is a graduate of the Univerity of California, Irvine, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of California, San Diego.

Abigail Hornstein was appointed to the Woodhouse/Sysco Professorship of Economics at Wesleyan Univesity in Middletown, Connecticut. Her scholarship focuses on corporate finance, multinationals, business strategy and governance, and legal institutions, with particular expertise in the Chinese financial markets.

Dr. Hornstein is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Leela Gandhi, a professor of the humanities and English at Brown University, is the inaugural Shauna McKee Stark ’76 P ’10 Director of the Pembroke Center at the university. The endowed position was made possible by a $5 million gift from Shauna McKee Stark, a Brown graduate and member of the Pembroke Center Advisory Council. The donation permanently endows the center’s director position and will bolster programming that influences the way questions of gender, sexuality, and difference are addressed in scholarship and society.

Dr. Ghandi is a graduate of Delhi University in India. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in England.

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