New Faculty

The following new tenure-track faculty began appointments at the college effective July 1, 2019. 

Clark L. Alejandrino
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., History, Ateneo de Manila University
M.A., Chinese Studies, University of Sydney
Ph.D., East Asian Environmental History, Georgetown University
Dissertation: “Weathering History: Storms, State, and Society in South China”

M. Belén Fernández Milmanda
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies
B.A., Sociology, Universidad de Buenos Aires
M.A., Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
M.A., Political Science, Harvard University
Ph.D., Government, Harvard University
Dissertation: “On the Ballots, In the Streets or Under the Table: Explaining Agrarian Elites’ Political Strategies in Latin America”

Kirsti A. Kuenzel
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Mathematics, Texas State University
Ph.D., Mathematics, Clemson University
Dissertation: “Identifying Codes and Domination in the Products of Graphs”
Postdoctoral: Harold L. Dorwart Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College

Juliet Nebolon
Assistant Professor of American Studies
B.A., American Studies and Sociology, Wesleyan University
M.A., American Studies, Yale University
M.Phil., American Studies, Yale University
Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University
Dissertation: “Settler Militarism: World War II in Hawai’i and the Making of Transpacific Empire”
Postdoctoral Fellow in Global American Studies, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University

Rebecca K. Pappas
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Dance and Anthropology, Connecticut College
M.F.A., Choreography, University of California, Los Angeles

Ibrahim K. Shikaki
Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., Economics, Birzeit University
M.Sc., Economics, International University College of Turin
M.A., Economics, The New School
Ph.D., Economics, The New School
Dissertation: “Growth and Distribution in Politically Contested Areas: Measurement and Applications in Palestine”

Lynn Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
B.F.A., Painting and Sculpture, Cornell University
B.A., Cultural History, Cornell University
M.F.A., Combined Media, Hunter College

Jia-Hui Stefanie Wong
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
B.A., Political Science and Educational Studies, Swarthmore College
M.A., Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dissertation: “White Dominance in Diverse Schools: The Possibilities and Limits of Multicultural and Social Justice Education”

Shunyuan Zhang
Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality
B.A., English Language and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University
M.A., English Linguistics, Shanghai International Studies University
M.A., Gender Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D., Anthropology, Emory University
Dissertation: “Unmaking Identity: Male-to-Female Transgenderism in Southwest China”