New faculty members appointed

The Board of Trustees has appointed two new professors, three new associate professors and four new assistant professors to the faculty.

Thomas Christensen has been named professor of politics and international affairs, effective July 1, 2003. Christensen, who specializes in Chinese politics and international relations, has been an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1998. Before that, he spent five years teaching at Cornell University. He served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1996 to 2001.
    Christensen is the author of "Useful Adversaries: Grand Strategy, Domestic Mobilization and Sino-American Conflict, 1947-58," published by Princeton University Press in 1996. He also has written articles for The National Interest, International Security and Foreign Affairs.
    A graduate of Haverford College, Christensen earned his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Douglas Massey returns to Princeton, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978, as professor of sociology and international affairs, effective July 1, 2003. Massey has been the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor at the University of Pennsylvania since 1994. From 1987 to 1994, he was a professor at the University of Chicago.
    A specialist in demography and urban studies, Massey is the author of "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Immigration Policy and Global Economic Integration," published by the Russell Sage Foundation in 2002 and "Worlds in Motion: International Migration at the End of the Millennium," published by Oxford University Press in 1998. His book "American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass" won the 1995 Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association.
    Massey's other fields of interest are stratification, social research methods, Latin American studies and race and ethnic relations. He earned his bachelor's degree from Western Washington University.

Harriet Flower has been appointed associate professor of classics with continuing tenure, effective July 1, 2003. She has taught at Franklin and Marshall College since 1994. In 2001-02, she was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and member of the Institute for Advanced Study.
    Flower's areas of interest are ancient Roman history, material culture and religion. She has had articles published in the American Journal of Archaeology, Classical Quarterly and the American Journal of Philology. A graduate of Oxford University, Flower earned her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Marie Griffith was named associate professor of religion with continuing tenure, effective July 1, 2003. Griffith has been a lecturer at Princeton since 1998 and associate director of the University's Center for the Study of Religion since 1999. Her fields of specialization are American religious history and women and gender studies.
    Griffith is the author of "God's Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission," published by the University of California Press in 1997. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and her doctoral degree from Harvard University, where she also was a visiting research associate in 2002-03.

Gabriela Nouzeilles has been named associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures with continuing tenure, effective Sept. 1, 2003. She is currently an associate professor at Duke University, where she has been teaching since 1995.
    Nouzeilles, who specializes in Latin American literature and culture, is the author of "Ficciones somáticas. Naturalismo, nacionalismo y políticas médicas del cuerpo," published in 2000 in Argentina. A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, Nouzeilles received her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

Craig Arnold has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2003. He has been a postdoctoral associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., since 2001. He holds a bachelor's degree from Haverford College and a doctoral degree from Harvard University.

Patrick Cheridito has been named assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. A visiting research fellow at Princeton since last year, he specializes in financial engineering. He holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Amaney Jamal has been named assistant professor of politics for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2003. Jamal, who specializes in comparative politics, has been an assistant professor at Columbia University since last year. A graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles, she holds a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

James McDougall has been appointed assistant professor of history for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2004. McDougall is currently a research fellow at the University of Oxford, where he received his doctoral degree. A graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he specializes in the modern Islamic world.

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June 16, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Contents

Sections
Summer calendar

Commencement 2003
Tilghman counsels graduates to have courage to take action
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Commencement snapshots
By the numbers

Inside
Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Technology center and Muldoon create online poetry initiative
New collection documents travels with President Woodrow Wilson
Tuition grant increased
University picnic

People
Bialek, Johnson named to endowed professorships
New faculty members appointed
Board approves 22 promotions
Faculty resignations
Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Professor had eclectic mix of interests
People, spotlight, briefs, retirements, obituaries


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