The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University has welcomed four new faculty and lecturers this summer.
The new faculty additions include Martha S. Jones of the Department of History, as well as two new Johns Hopkins faculty—Henry Farrell and Adam Seth Levine—who began their tenures on July 1. Bryce Corrigan also joined the SNF Agora Institute as a senior statistician and lecturer.
Each faculty addition is a scholar of democracy from a range of academic disciplines whose work and expertise will contribute to the institute's mission of strengthening global democracy through integrated research, teaching, and practice.
"We are thrilled to have SNF Agora's new faculty join us," says Hahrie Han, director of the SNF Agora Institute. "Each faculty member brings a unique voice and perspective on some of the most pressing problems confronting democracy. We look forward to learning from and working with them."
Farrell, a scholar of international and comparative economies and the editor in chief of the Washington Post blog The Monkey Cage, has a dual appointment as a professor of international affairs at the university's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Farrell was a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.
Levine, whose scholarship focuses on the role of collaboration and civic engagement in democracies, is also an associate professor of health policy and management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He will teach an undergraduate course this fall, Science and Democracy, that will examine the role that scientific expertise plays in American democracy.
Jones, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history, will lead a new initiative that examines the history of discrimination at Johns Hopkins and how the university has both reinforced discrimination and served as a force to combat it. The effort will involve commissioned research, student seminars, workshops, and public lectures. In addition to this new role, Jones is also a member of the institute's Academic Advisory Board and previously served on the SNF Agora director search steering committee.
Corrigan, who joins the SNF Agora Institute from Cornell, will serve as senior statistician and lecturer and will teach Intermediate Data-Analysis for Social Science and Public Policy for graduate students this fall. As a part of his course, students will have the opportunity to handle data with multi-level and longitudinal structures. Corrigan will also create a new social statistical consulting portal for Johns Hopkins affiliates.