Who’s who? Meet your new professors

Each year, the College of Letters & Science welcomes a new batch of talented scholars to its collection of more than 800 faculty members.

They come to UW-Madison from all over the world, bringing unique insights and perspectives on both emerging and established disciplines. This year, 31 new faces join our esteemed faculty.

Meet our newest liberal arts superstars — from African languages and literature to zoology — by clicking on the links below. We’ll be posting question-and-answer profiles of new L&S faculty members throughout the coming weeks.

Hayder Al-Mohammad (Anthropology): Painting the real picture of Iraq

Uri Andrews (Mathematics): Wheel of thought

Kathryn Ciancia (History): Exploring the lost world of “interwar Poland”

Sean Dinces (History): New sports historian up at the plate

Stephanie Elsky (English): A Renaissance woman

Michael Engelman (Sociology): Studying the twilight of life

Daniel Erman (Mathematics): The matrix of math

Ramzi Fawaz (English): Comics, pop culture and politics

Jason Fletcher (La Follette School of Public Affairs): Gauging the effects of peer pressure

Ive Hermans (Chemistry): A catalyst for interdisciplinary efforts

Qunying Huang (Geography): The cyber side of geography

Noam Lupu (Political Science): Analyzing Latin American political parties

Kate McCulloh (Botany): The stressful lives of plants

Nicole Nelson (History of Science): Tracking the rise of genetics

John Nimis (African Languages and Literature): Striking the right chords

Garvesh Raskutti (Statistics): Synthesizing stats, genomics and Australian rules football

Jonathan Renshon (Political Science): Judgment and decision-making in politics

Yuri Saalmann (Psychology): Examining the brain’s ‘executive function’

Claire Taylor (History): Highlighting the underdogs of the ancient Greek world

Katrina Daly Thompson (African Languages and Literature): The power of African languages

Jessica Weeks (Political Science): Why war? She investigates

Marc Wolman (Zoology): Fish brains yield clues about learning, behavior

Yang Sao Xiong (Asian American Studies and School of Social Work): Adding Hmong American expertise

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