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Board approves 15 faculty appointments

June 7, 2022, 4:25 p.m.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of 15 faculty members, including three full professors and 12 assistant professors.

Professor

Tina Campt, in art and archaeology and the Lewis Center for the Arts, specializes in modern and contemporary art, visual culture, and media. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

Campt comes to Princeton from Brown University, where she has taught since 2019, most recently as the Owen F. Walker ’33 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Modern Culture and Media. She previously taught at Barnard College, Duke University and the University of California-Santa Cruz.

She is the author of three books, “Listening to Images” (Duke University Press, 2017), “Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora” (Duke University Press, 2012), and “Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich” (University of Michigan Press, 2004).

Campt earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. from Vassar College.

Pascaline Dupas, in economics and public affairs, specializes in development economics. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2023.

Dupas will join Princeton from Stanford University, where she has taught since 2011, most recently as the Kleinheinz Family Professor in International Studies and a professor in the Department of Economics.

Prior to joining Stanford’s faculty, Dupas taught as an assistant professor at Dartmouth College and the University of California-Los Angeles.

She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2019 and elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2018. She is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dupas received a Ph.D. from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and a licence, a magistère and an M.S. from the École Normale Supérieure.

Seema Jayachandran, in economics, specializes in development economics. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

Jayachandran comes to Princeton from Northwestern University, where she has taught since 2011, most recently as the Breen Family Professor of Economics. She previously taught at Stanford University as an assistant professor.

She is the author of numerous published papers and is a contributing writer for the New York Times’ Economic View column. Jayachandran also serves as co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Development Economics Program and as a co-editor for the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Jayachandran earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Assistant professor

Tyondai Braxton, in music, joins the faculty this fall. He specializes in music composition and theory and holds a B.A. from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. Braxton has held visiting artist positions at Columbia University, the College of William and Mary, Dartmouth College, the Copenhagen Rhythmic Conservatory, New York University, the Hartt School of Music and Princeton.

Rafael Domingues Lenz Cesar, in Spanish and Portuguese, joins the faculty this summer. He specializes in Lusophone Africa, Brazil, Hispanic America and the Caribbean. Lenz Cesar holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil from New York University, an M.A. from the Universidade Federal Fluminense and a B.A. from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Tanushree Goyal, in politics and international affairs, joins the faculty this summer. She specializes in comparative politics. Goyal earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, an M.S. from the University of Amsterdam, an M.A. from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a B.S. from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology.

Sophie Hochhäusl, in architecture, joins the faculty this summer. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at Princeton, where she specializes in architectural history and theory. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. Hochhäusl holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Nathalie Joachim, in music, specializes in composition and flute. She joins the faculty this fall. She holds an M.A. from the New School and a B.A. from the Juilliard School. She has held teaching positions at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and at Juilliard.

Jerelle Joseph, in chemical and biological engineering, specializes in chemical and biological engineering. She joins the faculty in January 2023 from King’s College at the University of Cambridge, where she is currently a junior research fellow. Joseph earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and an M.Phil and B.S. from the University of the West Indies.

Peter Kelly, in classics, specializes in Latin language and literature. He joins the faculty this fall. Kelly holds a Ph.D., an M.A. and a B.A. from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he is currently a lecturer.

Fenna Krienen, in neuroscience, specializes in neuroscience. She joins the faculty on July 1. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley.

Marcella Lusardi, in chemical and biological engineering, specializes in chemical engineering. She joins the faculty this summer from BASF, where she is currently a research scientist. Lusardi earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. and B.S. from Columbia University.

Susan Morrow, in German, specializes in German literature and theory from the 18th century to present. Morrow earned a Ph.D., an M.Phil, an M.A. and a B.A. from Yale University, where she was also a lecturer from 2019-20.

Beth Semel, in anthropology, specializes in cultural anthropology. She joins the faculty this fall. Semel holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. from Brandeis University and a B.A. from Emerson College.

Jacob Shapiro, in mathematics, joins the faculty on July 1. He is currently a lecturer at Princeton, where he specializes in algebraic topology and probability. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. from ETH Zürich and a B.S. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.