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Six new faculty members appointed

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of one full professor and five assistant professors.

Professor

Gregory Scholes, in chemistry, will join the faculty on July 1. He will come from the University of Toronto, where he has taught since 2000. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley and Imperial College London. He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Melbourne.

Scholes studies how molecules interact with each other after the absorption of light. Understanding these interactions has applications in solar fuel storage, transfer and production.

Assistant professor

Erin Yu-Tien Huang, in East Asian studies and comparative literature, will join the faculty on Sept. 1. She is a scholar of Chinese cinema, literature and cultural studies. Huang earned her bachelor's degrees at the University of California-Davis and her Ph.D. at University of California-Irvine. She is a visiting assistant professor at New York University and has taught at Irvine Valley College.

Beatrice Kitzinger, in art and archaeology, will join the faculty on July 1, 2015. Kitzinger, a scholar of medieval art history, earned her bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Harvard University and is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

Barbara Nagel, in German, will join the faculty on Sept. 1. She specializes in German literature and culture. A graduate of Free University Berlin, Nagel earned her Ph.D. at New York University and is an assistant professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

Seth Perry, in religion, will join the faculty on Sept. 1. Perry, who studies the history of Christianity, is a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University. He earned his B.A. at Georgetown University and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Franz Prichard, in East Asian studies, will join the faculty on July 1. He studies modern and contemporary Japanese literature, film and cultural studies. Prichard earned his B.A. at Lewis and Clark College and his Ph.D. at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a visiting assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and has taught at UCLA and Harvard.

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