Four Women Academics Taking on New Faculty Roles

Ayse Kaya was promoted to full professor of political science at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She is an expert on international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and has done extensive research on the Federal Reserve. She is the author of Power and Global Economic Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Dr. Kaya is a native of Istanbul, Turkey. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in comparative politics and a Ph.D. in government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Gabriella Coleman is a new professor of anthropology at Harvard University. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She formerly held the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University in Montreal and was an assistant professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is the author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso, 2014).

Dr. Coleman received a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago.

June Hwang, an associate professor of German and film and media studies at the University of Rochester in New York, has been given the added duties of director of the University’s Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Dr. Hwang has taught at the university since 2007.

The daughter of Korean immigrants, Dr. Hwang holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Yale University. She earned a Ph.D. in German studies, with an emphasis in film studies, from the University of California, Berkeley.

Shauna Rich Jacobson was named director of the doctor of nurse anesthesia practice program at the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences. She was the anesthesia in-service coordinator at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Dr. Jacobson is a nursing graduate of South Dakota State University. She holds a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia and a doctorate of nurse anesthesia practice from Mount Marty University in Yankton, South Dakota.

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