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Michelle Apotsos receives tenure at Williams College

by iBerkshires.com | Jan 07, 2020
The Board of Trustees of Williams College voted to promote seven faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure.

Promotions will take effect July 1, 2020, for Michelle Apotsos, art; Corinna Campbell, music; Charles Doret, physics; Susan Godlonton, economics; Leo Goldmakher, mathematics; Pamela Harris, mathematics; and Greg Phelan, economics.

Michelle Apotsos, art: Apotsos's scholarship focuses on Islamic architecture in Africa, and she teaches widely on African art history and art-making. She has lectured and written extensively on the subject and has published in various journals, including African Arts and the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Her first book, titled "Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons from Larabanga" (Routledge Press, 2016), examines the material, cultural, and religious history of a central African mosque. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a Graham Foundation Research and Development Grant, the Mellon Foundation’s Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative Grant, and an American Association of University Women postdoctoral fellowship.

Apotsos earned her M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Before coming to Williams in 2015, she was a research associate at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.

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Michelle Apotsos joined SAH in  2012 and has served as both a speaker and session chair at SAH Annual conferences.  

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