Board names six new full professors

The appointments of six new faculty members as full professors were approved Nov. 17 by the Board of Trustees.

They are: Christopher Eisgruber, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, effective July 1, 2001; Carol Greenhouse, professor of anthropology, effective July 1, 2001; Brian Kernighan, professor of computer science, effective Sept. 1, 2000; Angel Loureiro, professor of Romance languages and literatures, effective Feb. 1, 2001; Chiara Nappi, professor of physics, effective July 1, 2001; and Colin Palmer, the Dodge Professor of History, effective Sept. 1, 2000.

Eisgruber will come to Princeton from the New York University School of Law, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. He also has served as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge Patrick Higginbotham.

A nationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitutional law and religious liberty, Eisgruber is the author of numerous publications for academic books and journals. He and his colleague, Lawrence Sager, convene the NYU Colloquium on Constitutional Theory, a unique forum for the presentation and analysis of ongoing research on constitutional issues.

Eisgruber is a 1983 magna cum laude physics graduate of Princeton. He studied politics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, graduating with an M.Litt. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review.

Greenhouse has been a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University since 1991. In 1997, she was also jointly appointed in the Department of Communication and Culture and the Program in Gender Studies. She also has taught at Cornell University and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. In addition, she has spent a year as a research analyst for the Bureau of Social Science Research in Washington, D.C.

Greenhouse's primary anthropological interests are in the ethnography of the contemporary United States and the ethnology of law. In particular, her work focuses on questions of politics and law as cultural practices. She is president of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, past president of the Law & Society Association and editor of American Ethnologist. Her publications include "A Moment's Notice: Time Politics Across Cultures" (1996), "Law & Community in Three American Towns" (1994) and "Praying for Justice: Law, Faith and Community in an American Town" (1986), all published by Cornell University Press.

A magna cum laude anthropology graduate of Radcliffe College, she earned her Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University.

Kernighan has worked at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., since 1969. For the last 20 years, he has been head of the computing structures research department. His areas of specialty include software tools, application-oriented languages, programming methodology and user interfaces.

Kernighan is the author of eight books that have been translated into 21 languages as well as Braille and audiotape. His most recent publication is "The Practice of Programming" (Addison-Wesley, 1999), which he wrote with Rob Pike. He has served on computer science editorial boards and publication advisory boards for Prentice Hall and Addison-Wesley.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Kernighan earned his M.A and Ph.D., both in electrical engineering, from Princeton in 1966 and 1969, respectively. He has served on Princeton's Advisory Council on Computing and Information Technology since 1978. In 1999-2000, he was awarded the University's 250th Anniversary Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching and taught courses on "Computers in Our World" and "Advanced Programming Techniques."

Loureiro also will return to Princeton after serving as a visiting professor in spring 2000. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Spanish literature and film at the University of Massachusetts since 1985. In 2000, he received the outstanding teaching award from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at U-Mass.

A specialist in modern Spanish peninsula literature and culture, Loureiro has written for many publications and has edited and translated several other works. He is the author of the book, "The Ethics of Autobiography: Replacing the Subject in Modern Spain" (Vanderbilt University Press, 1999).

Loureiro earned a B.A. degree in engineering from Escuela de Ingenieros Técnicos in Gijón, Spain, an M.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Barcelona, an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nappi will return to Princeton after serving as a research physicist here from 1983 to 1988 and as a visiting professor in spring 1993. A research fellow and lecturer at Harvard University in the late 1970s, she was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study from 1980 to 1983 and was named a long-term member in 1988. Since 1999, she has served as a full professor at the University of Southern California.

Nappi's research interests include string theory and particle physics. She is the author of numerous articles for professional journals on those topics. In addition, she has published pieces on mathematics and science education in the United States and Europe.

Nappi earned her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Naples (Italy).

Palmer comes to Princeton from the City University of New York Graduate School, where he has been a Distinguished Professor of History for the past six years. From 1980 to 1994, he was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, where he chaired the history and the African and Afro-American studies departments. He also served on the faculty at Oakland University for 11 years.

Palmer's professional interests include African-American and African diaspora, colonial Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the author of several books, including "The First Passage: Africans in the Americas, 1502-1617" (Oxford University Press, 1995); "Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-1650" (Harvard University Press, 1976); and volumes one and two of "Passageways: An Interpretive History of Black America" (Harcourt Brace, 1997).

He also has written numerous articles and book reviews for professional journals. A graduate of the University College of West Indies, Palmer earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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December 4, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 11
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Agencies deliver experience along with the morning paper
Memory formation clearer

Page 2
Clothing donations needed
By the numbers / United Way campaign
Spotlight / People / Obituary

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Ahmed studies differences, seeks unity
Research notes

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Calendar of events

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Board names six new full professors
Trustees promote, reappoint

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New tigers on the prowl

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