Three new tenure-track faculty are joining Lawrence University, all beginning at the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

Sarah Gamalinda comes in as an assistant professor of French and francophone studies; Van Nguyen as an assistant professor of economics; and Marcy Quiason, an assistant professor of gender studies.

"I am delighted to be welcoming such a talented group of teacher-scholars to the Lawrence faculty,” said Peter Blitstein, interim provost and dean of faculty.

Fall Term classes begin Sept. 12.

Sarah Gamalinda, French and francophone studies

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Sarah Gamalinda

Gamalinda earned a Ph.D. in African cultural studies and a master’s degree in French studies, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in French language and literature at Amherst College.

Gamalinda was a 2021-22 Andrew Mellon Public Humanities Fellow and was awarded a 2019 Chancellors Pre-dissertator Fellowship at UW-Madison.

Van Nguyen, economics

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Van Nguyen

Nguyen earned a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Kansas and recently did independent research at the University of Paris 1 after receiving the Carol Drever Pimental Award.

Nguyen, who earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas, has research interests in monetary policy, open macroeconomics, inflation, and welfare.

Marcy Quiason, gender studies

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Marcy Quiason

Quiason comes to Lawrence from the University of Kansas after completing a Ph.D. in women, gender, and sexuality studies, with a concentration in political science (international relations and public policy).

Quiason earned master’s degrees in both political science and women, gender, and sexuality studies at Kansas, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas in women’s studies and political science.