Princeton gained 17 new professors when trustees approved their appointments in June. Six are full professors:

Anne McClintock (gender and sexuality studies), from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has taught courses on topics including environmental humanities, animal studies, visual culture, and postcolonial literature.

Robert Nixon (English, Princeton Environmental Institute), from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has focused on literature and the environment. His 2011 book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor received the American Book Award.

Marina Rustow (Near Eastern studies, history) specializes in the medieval Middle East, particularly texts from the Cairo Geniza. She joined from Johns Hopkins University.

Anna Marshall Shields (East Asian studies) came to Princeton from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. She studies medieval Chinese literature.

Photographer Jeffrey Whetstone (visual arts), from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, spent a decade working as a photographer, artist-in-residence, and author, covering subjects ranging from migrant workers to coal mining.

Motohiro Yogo ’00 (economics) was an adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He has taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pennsylvania.

Other new arrivals include four full professors appointed in February: Nicholas Feamster and Aarti Gupta in computer science, Michael Levine in molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and Clair Wills in English.

New assistant professors are joining the departments of anthropology, psychology, Near Eastern studies, chemistry, classics, visual arts, art and archaeology, mathematics, and economics, as well as the program in visual arts.