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Pamela Lothspeich to serve as director of the New Faculty Program

July 28, 2020 | Angie Barker

 pamela-lothspeichLaunched in 2013, the New Faculty Program at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities was designed to introduce newly-arrived faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to interdisciplinary conversations and mentoring networks at the University. Engaging a cohort of faculty through academic and social events throughout the academic year, the program is open to full-time faculty at all ranks who are within their first three years of appointment at UNC.

Dr. Pamela Lothspeich will serve as program director of the New Faculty Program beginning July 1. She will succeed Distinguished Professor Mark Katz, who served as interim director of the program while Dr. Lothspeich fulfilled a fellowship at the National Humanities Center from 2019-2020.

Dr. Lothspeich is an associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies with an adjunct appointment in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature and Classics. Her research centers on modern adaptations of the Ramayana and Mahabharata in Hindi literature and theatre. Heading into her new role at the Institute, Dr. Lothspeich says she is excited to welcome and build relationships with new faculty at UNC.

“An accomplished scholar, mentor, and teacher, Pamela Lothspeich will bring fresh vision to the New Faculty Program, building strong connections among faculty to serve as a strong foundation for their UNC careers,” said IAH Director Andrew Perrin.

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