Julia Adams F’02, F’92 has been appointed the Margaret H. Marshall Professor of Sociology at Yale University. She is the Head of College for Grace Hopper College, and was recognized for her ground-breaking scholarship showing how familial structures fundamentally transformed early modern European state-building, colonialism, and empire. Learn more about her appointment here.
Last month, Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, a 2009 African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellow and the chair of the Steering Committee of the African Humanities Association, was appointed acting Vice-Chancellor at the University of Ghana. She is the first woman to serve in this position. Read more here.
Jared Farmer F’09 has been named Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an environmental historian, with expertise on the 19th century and the American West. Learn more here.
“Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” an exhibit curated by Nicole Fleetwood F’16, will open at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on September 17, 2021. Running through December 11, 2021, it features art created by people in prisons and works by nonincarcerated artists focused on state repression, erasure, and imprisonment. Read more about the exhibit, which debuted in 2020 at MoMA PS1, here.
Martha Hodes F’94, Professor of History at New York University, was named the Interim Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library for a two-year term beginning September 2021. Learn more here.
Lerone A. Martin F’16 has been appointed the next faculty director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. He will join Stanford in January 2022 as an associate professor in the department of religious studies and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor. Read about his new position here.
Virág Molnár F’16 has been named professor of cultural sociology at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Previously associate professor at the New School for Social Research in New York, Molnár’s work explores the intersections of culture, politics, social change, and knowledge production in Eastern Europe. Read more here.