Award-winning performance studies scholar Judith Hamera will join the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Dance faculty at Princeton University in September. The addition of this new, full-time faculty position within the program signals a deepened commitment to the study of dance at Princeton by adding faculty dedicated to the history, theory and criticism of dance, and their relationship to dance practice and to other areas of inquiry across the University. Hamera's scholarship is interdisciplinary; she works at the intersection of American, communication, and cultural studies, as well as performance and dance studies.
Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri will join the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University in September 2015. She has been appointed Professor of Creative Writing and will teach workshops in fiction.