Forty-two new faculty members are joining Hamilton’s ranks, including 11 tenure-track professors in anthropology, computer science, economics, environmental studies, geosciences, physics, and sociology, in addition to visiting professors, lecturers, and teaching fellows.

I am excited to welcome a new, talented cohort of teacher-scholars to our campus,” Dean of Faculty Ngonidzashe Munemo said. “Each new faculty member will add to the renewal -- of what we teach and how we teach our students, to the conversations across hallways and walkways -- that is essential for a vibrant liberal arts college. I look forward to the myriad ways that our new colleagues will invigorate our campus.”

Among this year’s newcomers are those with expertise in:

  • How people use languages and visual cues to creatively present themselves and others in various settings
  • Race and racism
  • The impact that diplomatic relations have on trade outcomes among developing countries
  • How human development and land use affect microbial communities and ecosystem functioning in lakes and rivers
  • The causes and consequences of modern biodiversity loss
  • Pandemics and public policy

Anna Accettola

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics


Greek History , Roman Republican History, Ancient Economics and Long Distance Trade, Inter-state Relationships, Numismatics, Ethnicity and Race, Nabataean History and Archaeology, Power Display in Political Hierarchies

Ryan Almeida

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Conservation Biology, Biodiversity, Applied Ecology, Extinction, Global Wildlife Trade

Asanka Amarasinghe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics


Theoretical Cosmology, General Relativity, Quantum Gravity

Emily Baker

Assistant Professor of Geosciences


Hydrogeology; Groundwater Modeling; Stream Temperature Modeling; Water Quality; Water Resources

Walter Beers

Visiting Assistant Professor of History


Late Roman Empire; Early Islamic History; Early Medieval Mediterranean and Europe; the Global Middle Ages; Premodern Political Economy; Postcolonial Methodologies; Eastern Christianity and Syriac Studies

Modern and postmodern Jewish, Israeli, European, and American prose fiction, drama, and contemporary literary theory

Brianna Burke

Visiting Associate Professor of Environmental Studies


Native and Indigenous Studies, Environmental Justice, Climate Change studies, Animal Studies, and Environmental Humanities

Patrick Caoile

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing


Creative writing, Asian American literature and media, Filipino American literature, the Gothic, pop culture

Yuan Tzu Chang

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures


Elementary education, Chinese language pedagogy

Spencer Chen

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Linguistic anthropology; cultural production, language ideologies, sociolinguistics, conversation analysis; audiovisual creativity, media, creative industries, voice acting/dubbing; Taiwan, Japan

Charles Collett

Assistant Professor of Physics


Experimental condensed matter, electron spin resonance spectroscopy and related electronics, computations and simulations to improve both research and teaching

Claudia Contreras Mendoza

Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies


Language, culture and society; Spanish as a foreign language; English as a foreign language; material design for ESL and SFL class

Julian Damashek

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


Ecology, freshwater biology, marine biology, microbiology, biogeochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics

Stephanie Dhuman

Assistant Professor of Sociology


Race/ethnicity, racism, Latinx (im)migration, Puerto Rican diaspora, sexuality, intersectionality

Kara Dimitruk

Assistant Professor of Economics


Economic history, political economy, law and economics

Kwabena Edusei

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Environmental philosophy (esp. environmental justice & Indigenous environmental philosophy), decolonial philosophy, soundscape studies, hermeneutics, and philosophy of race

Michael Feinberg

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History



Jack Feser

Assistant Professor of Computer Science



Ashley Hampton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology



Amani Jayakody

Assistant Professor of Physics


Experimental condensed matter physics

Promise Kamanga

Assistant Professor of Economics


International trade and development economics

Breton Langendorfer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History


Art of the ancient Middle East and Central Asia; cuneiform culture; visual culture of empire; violence in ancient art; visual narratives; late antiquity

Hannah Lau

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Environmental archaeology, archaeology of Southwest Asia, and anthropology of food

Ian Mills

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies


Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, New Testament, Ancient Judaism

Vandi Minah

Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs


Jane Robbins Mize

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing


Native American and Indigenous Studies, environmental humanities, twentieth- and twenty-first-century North American literature, poetry and poetics, media studies

Yurie Moriwaki

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literature



Victoria Nieto

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music


Latin American choral music, community choirs, Venezuelan choral music

Prayagdeep Parija

Visiting Professor of Mathematics


Probabilistic geometric group theory

Fiorella Pizzolon

Assistant Professor of Economics


Macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, and international economics

Chao Ren

Lecturer in History


Southeast Asia, South Asia, global history, environmental history, legal history, history of capitalism

Jordan Rogers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics


Ancient urbanism, Latin and Greek historiography, Roman archaeology, Roman social history

Janina Seltzer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology


International migration and forced displacement; urban sociology; race & ethnicity; nationalism; gender and intersectionality; research methods

Vanessa Song

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry

Bryson Tedford

Lecturer in German Studies


18th Century German Aesthetics, Theater History, German Architecture, Visual and Poetic Modernism, Performance Studies, Classicism and Romanticism

Grace Sachi Troxell

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art


Sculpture, ceramics, drawing

Alice Veyssière

Teaching Fellow in French and Francophone Studies


French studies, French literature, writing and literary analysis

Bill Wright ’71

Sol Linowitz Lecturer in American Government


Molecular biology

Xin Xu

Visiting Instructor of East Asian Languages and Literatures


Modern Chinese literature, comparative poetics, modernist poetry, avant-garde poetry, lyricism, literature and urbanization

Linjun Yao

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures



Yuki Yasuda

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Literatures



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