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Recent Honors and Appointments

October 30, 2017


Daniel Q. Gillion, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been appointed Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science. Gillion’s research interests focuses on racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, political institutions, public policy, and the American presidency.

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Dorothy Roberts, University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Africana Studies, was recently elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Roberts is an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law. Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children, and African-Americans. 

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Timothy Rommen, Professor of Music and Africana Studies, has been named Davidson Kennedy Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Rommen specializes in the music of the Caribbean with research interests that include folk and popular sacred music, popular music, critical theory, ethics, tourism, diaspora, and the intellectual history of ethnomusicology.

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Join us in congratulating Professors Gillion, and Rommen!