Two faculty appointments approved

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of two faculty members.

In comparative literature, Rachel Bowlby will join the faculty as a full professor effective Sept. 1, 2013. A specialist in modern comparative literature, Bowlby has been a faculty member at the University of College London since 2004. She previously taught at the University of York, the University of Oxford and the University of Sussex. 

Bowlby has written several books on consumer culture, including "Just Looking," about department stores; "Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping," about the history of self-service and supermarkets; and "Shopping With Freud," about connections between psychoanalysis and consumer psychology. She also has written books that explore changing psychological and literary notions of selfhood, including "Still Crazy After All These Years: Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis" and "Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities." 

Bowlby is a fellow of the British Academy. She is a graduate of Oxford and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. 

In religion, Jessica Delgado has been appointed to a three-year term as an assistant professor, effective July 1, 2012. Delgado, whose research focuses on religion in the Americas, has been a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton since 2009. She is a graduate of the University of California-Santa Cruz and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.