Faculty Cluster Hires

Faculty Cluster Hires


Global Arts + Humanities cluster-hired faculty members bring expertise in inclusive dance pedagogy; racial justice and community engagement; the circulation of cultural forms in socialist Eastern Europe; Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino histories of gender, migration and labor; gender, race, caste and religion in Latin America; art and transnational migration; and transnational private law, gender inequality and global justice. These new colleagues — the majority of whom are from underrepresented groups — build on the scholarly community already in place and advance our commitment to diversity.

Faculty hires


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Jessica Delgado
Associate Professor, Departments of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and History

Delgado's areas of teaching and research are the histories of women, gender, sexuality, religion and race in Latin America. Other interests include colonial Catholicism; gender, race, caste and religion in the early modern Atlantic World; the materiality of devotion; the relationship between religiosity and people’s experiences of the physical world and embodiment; and the intersection between social and spiritual status.




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Víctor Espinosa
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology (Newark)

Espinosa is a sociologist, ethnographer and curator wh researches the intersection of art and transnational migration. Espinosa is the author of Martín Ramírez: Framing His Life and Art (University of Texas Press, 2015) and El dilema del retorno: Migración, género y pertenencia en un contexto transnacional (El Colegio de Michoacan, 1998). He is currently working on a book project, Staging Migrant Suffering: Melodrama in Latin American and Latino Activism with Ana Elena Puga.




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Phillip Gleissner
Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures 

Gleissner specializes in the cultures and literatures of socialist Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on print media in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and the GDR. He is particularly interested in the migration of media: mechanisms that facilitate the circulation of texts within and beyond Eastern Europe. Gleissner’s research relies on digital humanities methodology as a tool for the critical exploration of culture.




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Nyama McCarthy-Brown
Assistant Professor, Department of Dance

McCarthy-Brown has been an active performer, choreographer and educator for the past fifteen years. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary and always relates to heightened understanding of cultural diversity. She regularly presents her research in the area of dance education and equity at national and international conferences. In 2021, McCarthy-Brown was awarded an Outstanding Educator Award from the National Dance Education Organization and a Distinguished Dance Educator Award from Dance Teacher Magazine. 





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Momar Ndiaye
Assistant professor, Department of Dance

Ndiaye has worked with many well-known choreographers from Africa, Europe, Asia and America. Since 2010, he has danced for internationally-acclaimed choreographer Andreya Ouamba in the Dakar-based company, Premier Temps. Since 2004, he has been developing work with his own company, Cadanses, and he has created and toured several staged contemporary dance works.




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Lyn Tjon Soei Len
Assistant professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Tjon Soei Len’s scholarly interests include contract theory and feminist legal theory. She writes on issues as they relate to economic exchange, with an emphasis on the political-philosophical foundations of transnational private law and questions of gender inequality and global justice.