Board approves two faculty appointments

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


John Pardon, in mathematics, will join the faculty in fall 2016 from Stanford University, where he has been an assistant professor since 2015.  A research fellow at Clay Mathematics Institute, Pardon earned his A.B. at Princeton and was valedictorian of the Class of 2011.  His research focuses on differential geometry, low-dimensional topology and symplectic geometry.

Associate Professor

Julia Elyachar, in anthropology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, will join the faculty in summer 2016 from the University of California, Irvine, where she has been since 2007 an assistant professor and associate professor. Elyachar was a research fellow at the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts and an assistant professor at New York University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and specializes in cultural anthropology. Her research, focused primarily on Egypt, addresses a set of problems at the intersection of political economy, social theory, and anthropology.