Brown welcomes 47 new faculty members

Hailing from a diverse set of backgrounds, 47 new faculty members have joined the ranks of 30 different Brown University departments for the new 2016-17 academic year.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With interests ranging from the environmental history of the Arctic to cancer biology to Arabic literature, 47 new faculty members will begin their work at Brown during the upcoming academic year.

"This outstanding group of scholars and teachers are from a wide variety of disciplines across the University and from a set of diverse backgrounds," said Dean of the Faculty Kevin McLaughlin. "What they all have in common is an extraordinary capacity to enhance Brown's strengths in key academic areas."

In all, the 47 new professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers and research faculty members will serve in 30 departments. The full listing, with links for more information about each faculty member, follows below:

Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Yannis Hamilakis

Yannis Hamilakis
Joukowsky Institute
Professor

 

Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird
Classics
Professor

 

Eric Patashnik

Eric Patashnik
Political Science/Watson
Professor

 

Margaret Weir

Margaret Weir
Political Science/Watson
Professor

 

Holly Case

Holly Case
History
Associate Professor

 

Adrienne Keene

Adrienne Keene
American Studies
Assistant Professor

 

Emily Drumsta

Emily Drumsta
Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor

 

Kaijun Chen

Kaijun Chen
East Asian Studies
Assistant Professor

 

Pascal Michaillat

Pascal Michaillat
Economics
Assistant Professor

 

Andrea Flores

Andrea Flores
Education
Assistant Professor

 

David Rangel

David Rangel
Education
Assistant Professor

 

Benjamin Parker

Benjamin Parker
English
Assistant Professor

 

Bathsheba Demuth

Bathsheba Demuth
History
Assistant Professor

 

Emily Owens

Emily Owens
History
Assistant Professor

 

Sreemati Mitter

Sreemati Mitter
History/Watson
Assistant Professor

 

Colin Channer

Colin Channer
Literary Arts
Assistant Professor

 

Andrea Flores

Jason Protass
Religious Studies
Assistant Professor

 

Fabrizio Fenghi

Fabrizio Fenghi
Slavic Studies
Assistant Professor

 

Daniel Hirschman

Daniel Hirschman
Sociology
Assistant Professor

 

Sarah dAngelo

Sarah dAngelo
Theatre Arts & Performance Studies
Assistant Professor

 

Christina Villarreal

Christina Villarreal
Education
Lecturer

 

Eva Gomez Garcia

Eva Gomez Garcia
Hispanic Studies
Lecturer

 

Timothy Riker

Timothy Riker
Language Studies
Lecturer

 

Sydney Skybetter

Sydney Skybetter
Theatre Arts & Performance Studies
Lecturer

 

J. Nicholas Ziegler

J. Nicholas Ziegler
Watson
Research Faculty

 

Biology & Medicine

 

Michelle Dawson

Michelle Dawson
Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology
Assistant Professor

 

Theresa Desrochers

Theresa Desrochers
Neuroscience
Assistant Professor

 

Jessica Plavicki

Jessica Plavicki
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Professor

 

Timothy Riker

Youngwook Ahn
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Research Faculty

 

Life & Physical Sciences

 

Jeremy Kahn

Jeremy Kahn
Mathematics
Professor

 

Seny Kamara

Seny Kamara
Computer Science
Associate Professor

 

Jerome Darbon

Jerome Darbon
Applied Mathematics
Assistant Professor

 

Jerome Robinson

Jerome Robinson
Chemistry
Assistant Professor

 

Brenda Rubenstein

Brenda Rubenstein
Chemistry
Assistant Professor

 

Oriel FeldmanHall

Oriel FeldmanHall
Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Assistant Professor

 

Amitai Shenhav

Amitai Shenhav
Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Assistant Professor

 

George Konidaris

George Konidaris
Computer Science
Assistant Professor

 

James Tompkin

James Tompkin
Computer Science
Assistant Professor

 

Christian Huber

Christian Huber
Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Assistant Professor

 

Public Health

 

Issa Dahabreh

Issa Dahabreh
Health Services, Policy and Practice
Assistant Professor

 

Mark Celio

Mark Celio
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research Faculty

 

Kristine Marceau

Kristine Marceau
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research Faculty

 

Mollie Monnig

Mollie Monnig
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research Faculty

 

Jacob Vandenberg

Jacob Vandenberg
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research Faculty

 

Rowan Iskandar

Rowan Iskandar
Health Services, Policy and Practice
Research Faculty

 

Orestis Panagiotou

Orestis Panagiotou
Health Services, Policy and Practice
Research Faculty

 

Tingting Zhang

Tingting Zhang
Health Services, Policy and Practice
Research Faculty