Board approves appointments of 16 new faculty members
The appointments of 16 new faculty members, three as full professors and 13 as assistant professors, have been approved by the Board of Trustees.
The full professors are: Martha Sandweiss, professor of history; Yuliy Sannikov, professor of economics; and Edward Telles, professor of sociology. The appointments of Sannikov and Telles were effective on July 1, 2008. Sandweiss’ appointment is effective on Jan. 1, 2009.
The assistant professors are: Bridget Alsdorf in art and archaeology, effective Sept. 1, 2008; Peter Andolfatto in ecology and evolutionary biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, effective June 1, 2008; Wendy Belcher in comparative literature and African American studies, effective Sept. 1, 2008; Bogdan Bernevig in physics, effective Sept. 1, 2009; Jan De Loecker in economics and public affairs, effective Aug. 1, 2008; Janet Downie in classics, effective July 1, 2008; Branko Gliši´c in civil and environmental engineering, effective Feb. 1, 2009; Andrea Graham in ecology and evolutionary biology, effective July 1, 2009; Thomas Gregor in physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, effective Feb. 1, 2009; Uri Hasson in psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, effective Sept. 1, 2008; Jakub Jurek in economics, effective July 1, 2008; Amy Lerman in politics and public affairs, effective July 1, 2008; and Georges Reniers in sociology and public affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Alsdorf, Andolfatto, Belcher, Bernevig, De Loecker, Downie, Graham, Hasson, Jurek and Lerman have three-year appointments; Glišic, Gregor and Reniers have appointments for three and a half years.
Sandweiss will join the Princeton faculty from Amherst College, where she has taught since 1989. Previously, she was director of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst and the adjunct curator at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Her research and teaching focus on 19th-century U.S. history. Her book “Print the Legend: Photography and the American West” was published in 2002 by Yale University Press and won the Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American frontier history.
A graduate of Harvard University, Sandweiss received her Ph.D. from Yale University.
Sannikov’s research interests include game theory, contracts, corporate finance, security design, incentives and computation. He had been an assistant professor at New York University since 2007 and an assistant professor at the University of California-Berkeley since 2004. Last fall he was a visiting associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sannikov received his bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Princeton and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Telles came to Princeton after 20 years as a faculty member at the University of California-Los Angeles. His fields of interest are Latino studies, race, ethnicity and minority relations.
He is the author of “Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil,” published in 2004 by Princeton University Press. The book received the American Sociological Association’s 2006 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award.
Telles received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin.
Alsdorf, who specializes
in 19th-century European art history, joined the Princeton faculty after
earning her Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. She received
her bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
Andolfatto, a specialist in biological sciences, came to Princeton from the University of California-San Diego, where he had been an assistant professor since 2004. He also was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He received his bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Belcher, whose field is African diaspora studies and comparative literature, arrived at Princeton after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Bernevig, who is a specialist in condensed matter theory, has been a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton since 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
De Loecker came to Princeton from New York University, where he had been an assistant professor since 2006. An expert in industrial organization, he received his bachelor’s degree from Katholieke Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium, and his Ph.D. from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven.
Downie, an expert in Greek language and literature, joined the Princeton faculty after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of Victoria in Canada.
Glišic will arrive at Princeton from SMARTEC SA, a Swiss manufacturer of health monitoring systems, where he has been a solutions and services manager since 2000. A civil engineer, Gliši´c is a graduate of the University of Belgrade in Serbia and received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Graham, whose field is ecology and evolutionary biology, will come to Princeton from the University of Edinburgh, where she has been a postdoctoral fellow since 2001. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and her Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Gregor earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 2005 and served as a postdoctoral research associate here from 2005 to 2006. For the last two years he has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo. A specialist in biophysics, Gregor is a graduate of the University of Geneva.
Hasson, a specialist in cognitive neuroscience, had been a postdoctoral fellow at New York University since 2006. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Jurek, whose field is finance, arrived at Princeton after earning his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree.
Lerman came to Princeton after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. A specialist in American politics, she received her bachelor’s degree from New York University.
Reniers, whose field is demography, will arrive at Princeton from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he has been a research associate since 2006. He has a bachelor’s degree from Brussels Free University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.