Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Mo Alloush

Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Areas of expertise: development, urban, and behavioral economics and applied econometrics

Naser Al Madi

Instructor of Computer Science


Ph.D., Kent State University
Areas of expertise: human-computer interaction, eye-tracking, semantic computing, human-oriented software engineering

Clark Bowman

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


Ph.D., Brown University
Areas of expertise: uncertainty quantification, probabilistic modeling and simulation, mathematical biology, and high-performance computing

Ryan Carter

Assistant Professor of Music


Ph.D., New York University
Areas of expertise: acoustic and electro-acoustic composition, post-tonal analysis, audio programming, algorithmic composition, and mobile platform development of audio applications

Pritha Chaudhuri

Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Purdue University
Areas of expertise: macroeconomics, monetary policy, macroeconometrics

Jason Cieply

Assistant Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures


Ph.D., Stanford University
Areas of expertise: Soviet and post-Soviet society and culture, film, performance, popular music, contemporary poetry, affect, narrative theory, media, Russian political thought, post-socialism

Usman Hamid

Instructor of Asian Studies


M.A., McGill University
Areas of expertise: History of Islam in South Asia, specializing in Sultanate and Mughal India; Muslim devotional traditions, material culture, and gender and sexuality; history of pre-modern Iran and Persian culture

Michael Welsh

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Areas of expertise: biochemistry and chemical biology

Jeanne Willcoxon

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Areas of expertise: feminist performance, performance theory, theatre for social change, and acting

Visiting Faculty Members

Mairin Augustine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Areas of expertise: social, emotional, and self-regulatory development; infant and child temperament; parent-child relationships

Jonas Brodin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Areas of expertise: democratic theory, radical politics, health policy, migration, the politics of space, and varieties of capitalism

Priya Chandrasekaran

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Areas of expertise: environmental, agrarian and climate justice; ethnography; intersections of race, class and gender; cultivated biodiversity; the politics of food; mountain environments in South Asia and Latin America; globalization from below; philosophies of human/nature

Megan Dean

Chauncey Truax Post-doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D., Georgetown University
Areas of expertise: bioethics, feminist philosophy, 20th-century European philosophy, philosophy of food

Dannah Dennis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Ph.D., University of Virginia

Rebecca Dyer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., Yale University

Debra Freas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Areas of expertise: Latin poetry and the ancient novel, gender, genre

Adam Giannelli

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing


Ph.D., University of Utah
Areas of expertise: creative writing; poetry and poetics; creative nonfiction; translation; disability studies

David Jacobs

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics


Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Chitra Jogani

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Areas of expertise: causal inference, development economics, environmental economics

Ruth Lo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History


Ph.D., Brown University
Areas of expertise: modern and contemporary architecture, history of urbanism, architecture and politics, environmental humanities, food studies

Heather MacArthur

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Areas of expertise: psychology of gender/feminist psychology, stereotyping and prejudice, masculinity studies, feminist history and theory, and effects of subtle bias

Francis MacDonnell

Visiting Assistant Professor of History


Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise: history of intelligence, diplomatic history, World War II, Civil War, American History and Hollywood

Theo Mazumdar

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication


Ph.D., University of Southern California
Areas of expertise: the use of social digital media in politics, American politics and political communication, digital and public diplomacy of nation-states, strategic communication processes

Anne Richard

Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs


M.A., University of Chicago

Megan Marshall Smith

Visiting Instructor of Physics


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Areas of expertise: computational physics, black holes, and astrophysical plasmas

Stina Soderling

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies


Ph.D., Rutgers University
Areas of expertise: rural queer studies, feminist pedagogies and methodologies, land tenure and land justice in the U.S.

Katarzyna Stempniak

Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies


Ph.D., Duke University

Mahala Stewart

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Areas of expertise: gender, race, class inequalities; family; education; feminist theory; qualitative methods

Emiko Stock

Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies


Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise: visual and multimodal anthropology, historical anthropology, digital anthropology, Southeast Asian studies, Muslim societies

Ubaldo Valli

Lecturer in Music (Violin)


B.Mus., Ithaca College

Yen Vu

Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies


Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise: Colonial and intellectual history in France and Vietnam, 20th century Francophone literature, travel and diaspora narratives, Postcolonial theory and the politics of language

Chenyu Wang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of expertise: service-learning and volunteerism, international development and education, comparative education, critical pedagogy in global context; race and education in the American South, race theory

Lecturers & Teaching Fellows

Taylor Clock

Lecturer in Art


M.F.A., Syracuse University

Emma Flacard

Teaching Fellow in French and Francophone Studies


M.A., Sorbonne-Nouvelle University
Areas of expertise: Black musical culture and political activism in the U.S. (1950s-70s)

Tural Sadigov

Lecturer in Statistics


Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Areas of expertise: statistics/probability, partial differential equations, determining forms

Michael Shapiro '71

Lecturer in Art History


Ph.D., Harvard University

John Shea

Lecturer in Art


M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Areas of expertise: sculpture and ceramics

Han-Hsin Sung

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures (Chinese)


M.Ed., Hong Kong University

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