New faculty members appointed
Princeton NJ -- The Board of Trustees has appointed two new professors and six new assistant professors to the faculty.
Mitchell Duneier has been named professor of sociology, effective July 1, 2003. A specialist in qualitative methodology and urban sociology, he has been a Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Graduate Center at City University of New York since 2001. He also has served on the faculty at the the University of California-Santa Barbara and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also was a member of the Institute for Research on Poverty.
His 1992 book, "Slim's Table: Race, Responsibility and Masculinity," won awards from the American Sociological Association, The New York Times and The Chicago Sun-Times. His 1999 book, "Sidewalk," offers a portrait of several African-American men who sell secondhand books and magazines on the sidewalks of Greenwich Village. It won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Duneier earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.
Harrison Hong was named a professor of economics, effective July 1, 2003. A faculty member in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University since 1997, he specializes in the field of finance. He is the author of several articles and papers on trading on the financial markets.
Hong is serving a two-year term as associate editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. He also has been a referee for many other scholarly journals, including Econometrica.
A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, he earned his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jennifer Greeson was named an assistant professor of English for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. A Mellon Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University since 2001, she specializes in early American literature. She earned her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her doctoral degree from Yale University.
Vicky Henderson was named an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. A specialist in asset pricing, she has been a Noumra Research Fellow at the University of Oxford since 2001. She also has served as a senior research fellow at Warwick Business School in England and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. A graduate of the University of Technology in Australia, she earned her doctoral degree from the University of Bath in England.
Simone Marchesi was named an assistant professor of French and Italian for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. He earned his doctoral degree in comparative literature from Princeton in 2002. A specialist in medieval Italian literature, he has been a faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College for the last year. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pisa in Italy and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Ulrich Müller was named an assistant professor of economics for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2003. He has been a visiting fellow at Princeton for the last year and specializes in econometrics. He holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Sankt Gallen in Switzerland.
Sankar Muthu was named an assistant professor of politics for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2003. A specialist in political theory, he has spent the last year as a member and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. Since 1998, he has been a faculty member at the New School for Social Research. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University.
Robert Seiringer was named an assistant professor of physics for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. A postdoctoral researcher at Princeton since 2001, he specializes in mathematical physics. He holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Vienna in Austria.
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