Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorhips

Deana Lawson was named the Dorothy Krauklis ’78 Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University in New Jersey. Professor Lawson began teaching at Princeton in 2012. Earlier she taught at the California College of Arts in San Francisco, the International Center for Photography in New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design. A native of Rochester, New York, Professor Lawson is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She earned a master of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson has been named the inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. He will join the faculty July 1, 2021. He is currently the Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Earlier Professor Hutchinson held tenured faculty positions at the law schools of American University in Washington, D.C., and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Professor Hutchinson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School.

Sanyu Mojola was appointed the Maurice P. During Professor of Demographic Studies at Princeton University. She is a professor of sociology and public affairs and a faculty associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton. Her research examines how societies produce health and illness. She is especially interested in how gender, race/ethnicity, aging, and the life course and socio-economic status shape health outcomes. Before coming to Princeton, she taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Mojola earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Durham in England and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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