The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of 17 faculty members, including one full professor and 16 assistant professors.
Yuri Leving, in Slavic languages and literature, specializing in Russian literature, film and media. His appointment is valid from August 1, 2022.
Leving comes to Princeton from Dalhousie University, where he has been a professor since 2012. He was appointed associate professor in 2009 and assistant professor in 2006. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor at American University from 2005-2006 and Visiting Professor at George Washington University from 2004-06.
Leving is the author of 10 monographs, including Nabokov in Motion: Modernity and Movement (2022), Poetry in a Dead Loop: Mandelstam and Aviation (2021), and three volumes on Joseph Brodsky. He has edited and co-edited seven books and contributed to dozens of book chapters.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Slavists and is a recipient of, among many others, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. He earned a BA, M.Phil. and Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Lidal Dror, in philosophy, specializing in social and political philosophy and racial philosophy. He earned a BA from the University of Warwick and a Ph.D. at Harvard University.
Elizabeth Ellis, in history, specializes in the history of Native Americans and Native Americans. She comes to Princeton from New York University, where she has been an assistant professor since 2017. She earned a BA from Tulane University and a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Alison Ferris, in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, specializes in mechanical engineering. She earned a BS from Columbia University, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. at Stanford University.
Sarang Gopalakrishnan, electrical engineering and information technology, specializes in quantum information. He comes to Princeton from Penn State, where he was an assistant professor from 2021-22. From 2012-21 he was an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. He earned a BA from Amherst College and a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Saad A Gulzar, in Public and International Affairs and Politics, specializing in comparative politics and political economy. He comes to Princeton from Stanford University, where he was an assistant professor from 2017-22. He earned a BS from Lahore University of Management Sciences, an MA from the National University of Singapore, an MPA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. at New York University.
Jurgen Hackl, in civil and environmental engineering, specializes in digital twins, stochastic modeling and simulation. He comes to Princeton from the University of Liverpool, where he has been an Assistant Professor since 2020. He holds a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from Graz University of Technology and a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich.
Ryan Kingsbury, in civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, specializing in environmental chemistry. He earned a BA and BS from the University of Texas-Austin and an MSE and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Aleksandra Korolova, in computer science and public affairs, specializes in data protection, algorithmic fairness and algorithm testing. She comes to Princeton from the University of Southern California, where she was an assistant professor from 2015-22. She earned a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. at Stanford University.
Ai Ing Lim, in molecular biology, specializing in immunology. She earned a BS from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. from the Université Paris Diderot.
Jyotirmoy Mandal, in civil and environmental engineering, specializes in thermal radiation in the nano to macro range. He earned a BA from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Aditya Sood, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, specializing in nanoscale heat transport and nanoelectronics. He earned a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Nicole Turner, in religion, specializing in African American religious history. She comes to Princeton from Yale University, where she was an assistant professor from 2020-22. From 2015 to 2019 she was an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a BA from Haverford College, an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Trenton Wilson, in East Asian Studies and History, specializes in the intellectual history of early China. He holds a BA from the University of Kansas, an MA from Peking University and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.
Jacob Witaszek, in mathematics, specializing in algebraic geometry. From 2019-22 he was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan. He earned a BA from the University of Warsaw, an MA from the University of Bonn and a Ph.D. at Imperial College London.
Corinna Zeltsman, in history, specializes in modern Latin American history. She comes to Princeton from Georgia Southern University, where she was an assistant professor from 2017-22. She earned a BA from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. at Duke University.
Ellen Zhong, in computer science, specializing in computational biology and data sciences. She has a BA from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.