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Five FAS faculty members receive tenure

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The following faculty have been named full professors with tenure in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1:

Glenda Carpio, professor of English and African American studies, is a scholar known for her bold examination of African-American humor as a vehicle for exploring the still-painful topic of slavery. She has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 2002.

Caroline Elkins, professor of history, studies modern Africa, the British Empire, and 20th century counterinsurgencies. She received a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her first book, “Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya.” She has been a member of the faculty since 2001.

Erez Manela, professor of history, has studied 20th century international history from Woodrow Wilson’s advocacy of self-determination in the 1910s to the eradication of smallpox in the 1970s. He has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 2003.

Marc Melitz, professor of economics, specializes in international trade theory and has developed trade models that account for differences in productivity between firms. Melitz was previously associate professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University.

Jennifer Roberts, professor of history of art and architecture, has transformed her field’s approach to American art through her scholarship. She has been on the Harvard faculty since 2002.

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