Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Margarita Estévez-Abe, associate professor of political science and the O’Hanley Faculty Scholar, has been named the Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University in New York. She is also co-director of the Center for European Studies. Earlier in her career, she taught at Harvard University. Dr. Estévez-Abe is the author of Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan: Party, Bureaucracy, and Business (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Dr. Estevez-Abe earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Keio University in Japan. She holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

Tonya Pinkins, a Tony-award-winning actress, author, and educator, will be the next Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards, winning one in 1992 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Jelly’s Last Jam. Pinkins is the author of Get Over Yourself! How to Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You Deserve (Hachette Books, 2006).

Pinkins attended Carnegie Mellon University but left school to pursue her acting career. She later earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing at Columbia College in Chicago.

Limor Golan, an expert in labor economics at Washington University in St. Louis, is the inaugural Laurence H. Meyer Professor at the university. Professor Golan is a labor economist whose work over the past decade has focused on developing theoretical and empirical models of wage determination as well as studying inequity, rent distribution, and efficiency issues in labor markets. Most recently, Dr. Golan’s research has focused on household decisions and their implications for intergenerational persistence in income and wealth inequality. She joined the faculty of the department of economics at Washington University in 2012.

Dr. Golan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tel Aviv University. She then served for three years as an officer in the Research and Development Department of the Israeli Air Force. Dr. Golan holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Marcia Chatelain was named the Penn Presidential Compact Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Previously, she served on the faculty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., for 12 years.

Dr. Chatelain is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she majored in journalism and religious studies. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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