FYS Faculty

  • Lecturer in Writing and Anthropology

    B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)

    Research focuses on ethnographic methods, globalization, depopulation of the North American High Plains, writing, islands and ghost towns.

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  • Lecturer in Engineering; Director of Engineering Studies

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches engineering education and the development of consumer-oriented technologies that can benefit under-served populations worldwide.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physics

    Sc.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Experimental particle astrophysics including dark matter detection and precision tests of gravity with lunar laser ranging (lab website).

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  • Professor of Education

    A.B., Radcliffe College; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Historian of education and of childhood, teacher education, and education reform; preschool policy and advocacy

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  • Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English

    B.A., University of California (Riverside); A.M., Harvard University

    An award-winning poet, Bidart was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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  • Professor of Political Science

    B.A., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis); M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research focuses on the role of courts, rights, and litigation in public policy and politics.

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  • Associate Professor of Classical Studies

    B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Archaeologist engaged in the study of Mediterranean exchange in the Late Bronze Age, conducting fieldwork in Greece.

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  • Senior Lecturer in Spanish

    M.A.T. School for International Training/World Learning; Ph.D., University of Florida

    Engaged in research on teaching and learning processes.  Specializes in Spanish language and culture courses.  Teaches courses on diversity in education and classroom interaction.

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  • Professor of Physics

    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Engaged in laser spectroscopy, physics applied to biological systems, curricular development across disciplines, outreach to young learners and the public.

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  • Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Comparative political theorist, specializes in interactions between Islamic and Euro-American political thought.

     

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  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Works on ancient Greek philosophy, with emphasis on ancient ethics and moral psychology.

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  • Jane Bishop '51 Associate Professor of Political Science

    A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Researching issues of international security with a specific focus on legitimacy, rising powers, and territorial conflict.

     

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  • Associate Professor of German

    A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Focuses on gender, identity, and subjectivity in Germany; teaches at all levels of German curriculum; research on horror films from the 1920s.

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  • Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Design of New Tuberculosis Antimicrobials; Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

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  • Class of 1919 – 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Researches families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men.

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  • Associate Professor of Education

    B.A., M.T., University of Virginia; Ed.D., Harvard University

    Explores school-community relationships in K-12 urban schools with an emphasis on race, immigration, and culture.

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  • Director, Wellesley College Theatre; Director, Theatre Studies Program

    B.A., Mundelein College

    Engaged in teaching and directing, original works, new scripts and classics. I am involved in the professional future of students.

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  • Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Medicine, its historical and religious dimensions; edit journal on social thought and social policy. Focus on American society.

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  • Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research and teaching focuses on elections, politics, and the media.

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  • Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Studies international migration, transnational studies, development, religion, globalization, global arts and culture.

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  • Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History

    B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Director of Jewish Studies, research in Jewish and European history, founding member of Digital Heritage Mapping and Diarna project.

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  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies; Professor of Religion

    B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Academic and public interpreter of religion in American history in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods.

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  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)

    Studies the organization of animal societies, insect communication, and the evolution of cooperation, using the honey bee as a model.

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  • Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Professor of metaphysics, philosophy of language and law; also teaches logic and various seminars.

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  • Professor of Italian Studies

    Laurea in Lettere, Universitˆ degli studi di Torino (Italy); M.A., Ph. D., Brown University

    Teaches Italian language and literature, literary theory, and writing; works as a translator.

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  • Professor of French

    B.A., Reed College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Engaged in studying French poetry in its relation to contemporary French, philosophy, aesthetics, and intellectual history.

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  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist.

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  • Associate Professor of Sociology

    B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Cultural sociology with research interests in childhood, family, emotions, social inequality, & consumer culture.

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  • Senior Lecturer in English

    B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.

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  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

    A.B., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Duke University

    Evolutionary development (Evo-devo); Developmental genetics; Insect physiology

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  • Lecturer in Mathematics

    A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Background in theoretical particle physics, focusing on a conjectured equivalence between certain quantum field theories and certain string theories.

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    A.B., Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Research specialty in graph theory and partially ordered sets, teaches across the mathematics curriculum, outreach to K-12 teachers.

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  • Associate Professor of Computer Science

    S.B., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Programs and programming languages are at the heart of both my teaching and research.

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  • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

    B.S., Washington and Lee University; A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on the recent history of U.S. environmental politics and policy, including public lands, climate change, and science and technology.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics; Dean of Academic Affairs

    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Development economist with interest in Africa and labor markets; interest in economics pedagogy and active learning; writing across the curriculum

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  • Professor of Cinema and Media Studies

    Laurea in Lettere Moderne, University of Genova; Ph.D., University of Oregon

    Professor of cinema and media studies doing research on Surrealism, the Neo-Baroque, and the cinema of Raúl Ruiz, and teaching film history and European cinema.

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  • Professor of Mathematics

    B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

    Research in algebraic topology, specifically calculus of functors and its applications to embeddings, including knots and links.

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  • Associate Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.

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  • Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry

    B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Biochemistry research on hormone regulation of enzymes; educational research on core concepts in biochemistry, retention of women and minorities in science.

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  • Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana); M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests: language, writing, media, film. How students learn to write; how writing differs across settings; electronic discourse.

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