Faculty of arts and sciences

School Notes: Faculty of Arts & Sciences
September/October 2020

Tamar Gendler | http://fas.yale.edu

The FAS welcomes new ladder faculty

During the 2020–21 academic year, 30 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members will join 19 different departments across the FAS. They span all of the FAS divisions: ten join humanities departments, eleven in the social sciences, and nine join departments in the Division of Science and School of Engineering and Applied Science. Just over half of our new faculty members have been hired at the assistant professor level; the remainder as tenured senior faculty. Whether at early or later stages of their academic careers, each is a leading scholar and teacher in their respective field. We’re thrilled that Yale’s FAS will be the place where they advance their transformational research and teaching.

Leading the conversation on policing in America

Among the members of our 2020–21 cohort of new FAS faculty are two scholars whose work has shifted policy on and perceptions of policing, race, and incarceration in the United States. Elizabeth Hinton joins the Departments of History and African American Studies, and holds a secondary appointment in the Law School. In her pathbreaking book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, Hinton rewrote the story of social policy in the United States, revealing how anti-poverty programs led to prison expansion. Philip Atiba Goff also joins the Department of African American Studies. Goff is the founder of the Center for Policing Equity and a sought-after expert on data-informed interventions that address racial bias in the justice system. Hinton and Goff are both members of the Yale Justice Collaboratory. They join fellow FAS scholars of race, incarceration, and inequality in African American studies; American studies; economics; English; ethnicity, race, and migration; history; philosophy; psychology; sociology; and other departments and programs, advancing Yale’s capacity to lead the national conversation on justice and race during this time of great public debate.

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