Two Yale faculty members, Kirk Freudenburg and Valerie Hansen, were appointed to endowed professorships.
Kirk Freudenburg, newly appointed as the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Classics, focuses his research on the social life of Roman letters, in particular on the unique cultural encodings that structure and inform Roman ideas of poetry, and the practical implementation of those ideas in specific poetic forms, especially satire. Read the announcement.
Valerie Hansen, newly designated as the Stanley Woodward Professor of History, focuses her research on China before 1600, Chinese religious and legal history, and the history of the Silk Road. Read the announcement.