The Wesleyan University Board of Trustees affirmed
the promotion with tenure, effective July 1, 2008, of the following members of
Katja Kolcio, Associate Professor of Dance, was
appointed as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Wesleyan in 2001. Prior, she
was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Chair at Antioch College, an
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College and a Graduate Teaching Fellow
at Ohio State University. Katja was awarded a University Fellowship and was
honored for Top Graduate Research in the Fine Arts at Ohio State University
and has been the recipient of numerous grants including an Artist-in-Residence
grant from the Kobzarska Sich Ukranian Bandura Music Summer Program. A
presenter of many invited lectures, panels and performances, she has also
conducted choreographic research at Wesleyan, the Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors
La Casita Festival, Wittenberg College, and Duke University, in addition to
Katja's scholarship is focused on social somatic theory, the role of somatic
creative experience in practices of knowledge production, namely pedagogy,
research methodology, and technology.
Having earned certificates in both Ukrainian Studies and Ukrainian Dance,
Katja then received an M.A. in Political Science at the University of Georgia,
an M.A. in Dance and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies/Somatics at the Ohio State
Edward Moran, Associate Professor of Astronomy, joined the Wesleyan faculty
in 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Astronomy. Previously, he served as a
Distinguished Visitor at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, a
Chandra Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of California,
Berkeley, an IGPP Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory, and as an engineer in the Space Science Division of the
Perkin-Elmer Corporation. Edward has received many Telescope Time Awards
including 12 orbits (19 hrs) on the Hubble Space Telescope, 2 nights on the
Kitt Peak 4 m telescope, and 29 nights on the MDM 1.3 m telescope. A member of
the American Astronomical Society, the High Energy Astrophysics Division of
the AAS, and of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Edward has presented
research talks at a number of institutions including the American Museum of
Natural History, Columbia and Harvard Universities, the University of
California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz), the University of Maryland, and Caltech.
His area of specialization includes cosmic x-ray background radiation,
obscured active galactic nuclei, black holes in the nuclei of dwarf galaxies,
and the nature of power source in LINER galaxies.
Edward earned a B.S. in Astronomy/Physics at the Pennsylvania State
University, an M.A. in Astronomy and his Ph.D. in Astronomy at Columbia
Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento
Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, Associate Professor of Theater, has been an
Assistant Professor of Theater at Wesleyan since 2001. Previously she was
affiliated with Wesleyan's Latin American Studies Program. Among the grants
and fellowships Cláudia has been awarded are the Fredric March Award and the
Helen K. Herman Award at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wesleyan
University Center for the Humanities Fellowship. She is a member of AÏÔN, the
American Society for Theater Research, the International Federation for
Theater Research and its Performance Working Group, and the Latin American
Cláudia's teaching and research interests lie in the intercultural and
avant-garde performance, ritual and performance, and in Brazilian theatre.
Cláudia earned an Acting Conservatory Degree at Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras,
a B.A. in Acting at Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, an M.A. in Theater Arts
from the University of Akron and a Ph.D. in Theater and Drama from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Christiaan Hogendorn, Associate Professor of Economics, was appointed as an
Assistant Professor of Economics at Wesleyan in 2001. Prior, he was a Visiting
Scholar at Columbia University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the
Public Policy and Management Department at the Wharton School. Christiaan was
the recipient of a Sloan Industry Center Fellowship and the Carol A. Baker
Memorial Prize for development and recognition of the accomplishments of
junior faculty at Wesleyan. He has offered many presentations at both academic
and professional conferences, is the author of numerous publications and is
active in professional economic journals and societies. Christiaan is the
President of the Transportation and Public Utilities group of the Allied
Social Science Association.
Christiaan's scholarship focuses on applied microeconomic theory in the field
of industrial organization. His course offerings include Microeconomics,
Introduction to Economic Theory, Economics of Technology, Regulation and
Anti-trust, and Industrial Technology.
He earned his B.A. in economics with highest honors from Swarthmore and his
Ph.D. in management science and applied economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania.
Allan Isaac, Associate Professor of English, joined the Wesleyan faculty in
2000 as Assistant Professor of English. Allan previously served as Fulbright
Visiting Professor in the Department of Literature at De La Salle
University-Taft in the Philippines and as a Visiting Scholar/Affiliated
Faculty in Asian/Pacific/American Studies at New York University. He has
earned a number of academic honors including a Dean's Fellowship, Henry
Mitchell MacCracken Fellowship and the Anaás Nin Travel and Research Award at
New York University. Allan's book, American Tropics, was the winner of the
Association for Asian American Studies' 2006 Book Award in Cultural Studies.
Allan's area of specialization is Asian American literature and culture. At
Wesleyan, among the courses he has taught are: Asian Diaspora in the Americas,
Asian American Literature and Its Discontent, Reading Race and Representation,
and American Tropics: Imperial Desires and Postcolonial Realities.
Allan received his B.A. in political theory and literary studies from Williams
College and his M.A. and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Comparative Literature
from New York University.
Andrea Patalano, Associate Professor of Psychology, became an Assistant
Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan in 2002. Her prior academic appointments
include Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University and Teaching and
Research Assistant at the University of Michigan and Brown University. Andrea
was awarded a Department of Psychology Graduate Fellowship at Michigan, a
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, a Cognitive Science Award for
Distinguished Research at Brown and the Apple Corporation and University of
Michigan Instructional Software Award.
Andrea's teaching and research interests lie in the psychology of reasoning
and decision making. Courses she has presented include an Introduction to
Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Decision Making, Quantitative Methods in
Psychology, and Seminars in Thinking and in Reasoning.
She earned her B.A. with honors in cognitive science at Brown University and
her M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Michigan.
Aradhana (Anu) Sharma
Aradhana (Anu) Sharma, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist,
Gender and Sexuality Studies, joined the Wesleyan faculty in 2001 as an
assistant professor. Prior, Anu was an instructor in the Department of
Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. She has also served
as a consultant to the Mahila Samakhya Program in India, the Small Sector
Development Council of Belize and as coordinator of the Micro-Enterprise Loan
and Assistant Program at the Church Avenue Merchants Block Association in New
York. She is an active faculty colleague, having been a member of several
committees, both in governance and academic areas. Anu was honored with the
Littlefield International Graduate Fellowship and a Departmental Fellowship at
Stanford, Teaching and Research Assistant Fellowships at Columbia University
and was a Milano Scholar at the Eugene Lang College at The New School for
Anu's work has focused on ethnographic studies in rural India. Anu has led
courses on Gender and Political Economy in the Developing World, Gender in a
Transnational Perspective, Anthropology of Globalization, and Critical
Perspectives on the State.
She received her B.A. in economics and politics, and feminist studies from The
New School for Social Research, an M.I.A. from the School of International and
Public Affairs at Columbia University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology
from Stanford University.
Gina Ulysse, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American
Studies, joined the Wesleyan faculty in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of
Anthropology and African-American Studies. She had served as an Instructor at
the Center for African American Studies at the University Michigan and as
Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Bates College. Gina has
received two Mellon Faculty Development Grants while at Wesleyan and was a
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Africa Business Development Corp Fellow at
the University of Michigan in addition to having been awarded several other
fellowships and research grants.
Gina's research and teaching focus on gender, transnational feminism,
political economy, representation, race and class performance, migration,
spirituality, and spoken word in the Caribbean, the United States and South
Africa. Gina's course offerings have included: Black Feminist Thoughts and
Practices, Contemporary Anthropological Theory, Blurred Genres: Feminist
Ethnographic Writing, Color in the Caribbean, and Rereading Gendered Agency:
Black Women's Experience of Slavery.
Gina earned her B.A. in anthropology and English at Upsala College and her
M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Michigan.