Monday, September 14, 2015

Benton to Vanderbilt

We missed this announcement back in February: legal historian Lauren Benton, formerly of NYU, has moved to Vanderbilt University, to serve as Dean of the College of Arts and Science. An excerpt from Vanderbilt's press release:
“Laurie exemplifies excellence as an intellectual leader,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “During her time at NYU, she has focused on strengthening the faculty through hiring and retention, addressing systemic issues and strengthening connections across the university. I am confident she will be an outstanding dean for Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science and will further advance our efforts to promote interdisciplinary collaboration.”
Read on here.

Dean Benton is on the preliminary program for the upcoming ASLH meeting in Washington, DC, as the chair and commentator for the Friday 10:45 session, “Coping with Complexity: Comparative Perspectives on Jurisdiction, Crime, and Governance in Early Modern Empires.”