Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Arlene Fiore is the inaugural Peter H. Stone and Paola Malanotte Stone Professor in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She had taught in the department of earth and environmental sciences and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Her research is focused on air pollution, chemistry-climate connections, trends and variability in atmospheric constituents, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Dr. Fiore earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental geoscience and a Ph.D. in earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University.

Ulka Anjaria has been appointed the Jehuda Reinharz Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is a professor of English and is affiliated with the South Asian Studies and the Film, Television, and Interactive Media programs at the university. Professor Anjaria is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is the author of Understanding Bollywood: The Grammar of Hindi Cinema (Routledge, 2021).

Stacy Tessler Lindau has been named the Catherine Lindsay Dobson Professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lindau, who joined the faculty in 2002, is the director of both the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine and CommunityRx, a research program focused on community-driven health. Dr. Lindau earned her medical degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a master of public policy degree from the University of Chicago.

Tracy Heather Strain, co-director of the Wesleyan Documentary Project at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was named to the Corwin-Fuller Professorship of Film Studies. In 1999 Strain won a Peabody Award for her first two feature documentaries Bright Like a Sun and The Dream Keepers. Professor Strain is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Harvard University.

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