Faculty Mentor

  • Christina Lee

    Christina Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Born in South Korea and raised in Argentina, Lee graduated from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Latin American literature and earned a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures at Princeton. She returned to Princeton as Associate Research Scholar in 2007 in the History Department, after holding Assistant Professorships in Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College and at San Jose State University.

  • João Biehl

    João Biehl is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of anthropology and is a Woodrow Wilson School Faculty Associate at Princeton University. He is also the Co-Director of Princeton’s Global Health Program and of the newly created Brazil LAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies). Biehl’s research and teaching interests center on medical and political anthropology, ethnography and critical theory, the social studies of science and technology, religion, global health, pharmaceuticals, and emergent forms of social mobilization.

  • Tessa Lowinske Desmond

    Tessa Lowinske Desmond is an Associate Research Scholar in American Studies. She earned her PhD in Literary Studies (2014) and Master’s degree in Afro-American Studies (2005) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She arrived at Princeton in 2017 having most recently served as administrative director and lecturer for the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights at Harvard University where she helped to develop academic pathways, curriculum, and event series in Ethnic Studies. Her current research focuses on the history of farming in twentieth century America and migrant farm labor.

  • Sigrid Adriaenssens

    Sigrid Adriaenssens is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where she directs the Form-Finding Lab. Her research addresses how to transform the engineering design framework for a future-oriented built urban environment, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and resilience. Prof. Adriaenssens previously worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates, London,UK and Ney + Partners, Brussels, Belgium, where her projects won (inter)national architectural and construction prizes.

  • Jennifer L. Jennings

    Jennifer Jennings (Princeton ’00) is a professor of sociology and a Woodrow Wilson School Faculty Associate at Princeton University. She studies the effects of accountability systems on race, gender, and socioeconomic inequality, teacher and school effects on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, the effect of non-cognitive skills on academic achievement and attainment, school choice, and gender gaps in educational outcomes. Her research appears in the American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, and Social Science Research, among others.

  • Sam Wang

    Sam Wang is a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. In his biophysics and neuroscience research, he uses probability and statistics to analyze complex experimental data, and has published over eighty papers using these approaches. His research program concerns how the brain learns from experience in adulthood and development, with a special emphasis on autism.

  • Benjamin Morison

    Benjamin Morison is a professor of philosophy at Princeton University. His undergraduate and graduate training were at Oxford University, where he studied with Jonathan Barnes and Michael Frede. He taught at the University of Geneva before returning to Oxford in 1997 as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and subsequently Michael Cohen Fellow in Philosophy at Exeter College. He arrived at Princeton in 2009, and has directed the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Philosophy since 2014.

  • Heather Howard

    Heather Howard is a Lecturer in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Health and Wellbeing; her courses have touched on topics from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, state and local health policy, public health and politics, and the social determinants of health.

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