Four Women Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Wabash College in Indiana

Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, has announced the promotion and awarding of tenure to four faculty members, effective July 1. All four are women.

Lorraine McCrary was promoted to associate professor of political science. Her research brings together disability studies and the feminist ethic of care; she also writes about Arendtian natality, as well as the relationship between the family and politics. Dr. McCrary earned a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

Karen Quandt was appointed associate professor of French. Her primary research interests involve 19th-century French poetry, particularly the intersections between visual art and literature, and she also works extensively on ecocritical themes in the literature of this period. Dr. Quandt received a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in French from the University of Notre Dame. She holds a Ph.D. in French from Princeton University.

Sujata Saha is a new associate professor of economics. Her research interests are focused on the areas of international finance and trade and open economy macroeconomics. Dr. Saha earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Calcutta in India. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Erika Sorensen-Kamakian was promoted to associate professor of biology. Her research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that govern germ cell development and maintenance, using the animal C. elegans, a small worm. Dr.Sorensen-Kamakian earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

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