The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University welcomed four new faculty and lecturers this summer. The new faculty additions include Martha S. Jones of the Johns Hopkins Department of History, as well as two new faculty—Henry Farrell and Adam Seth Levine—who are new to the university and 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. 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,” says Hahrie Han, director of the SNF Agora Institute.
Henry Farrell joined the institute as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Professor of International Affairs at SAIS. Farrell’s position has a dual appointment with the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Farrell is a scholar of international and comparative economies and the editor in chief of the Washington Post blog “The Monkey Cage.” Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Farrell was a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.
SNF Agora also welcomed Adam Seth Levine as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Levine’s scholarship focuses on the role of collaboration and civic engagement in democracies. Levine will teach an undergraduate course this fall, called Science and Democracy, that will examine the role that scientific expertise plays in American democracy.
Martha S. Jones joins SNF Agora in a new capacity. Jones, the Society of Black Alumni President Professor and Professor of History and SNF Agora, will collaborate with SNF Agora to launch an initiative to examine Johns Hopkins University’s history of discrimination. This initiative, which is a part of the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, was announced on July 8 by JHU President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar. 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.
Bryce Corrigan joined SNF Agora from Cornell University. He will serve as senior statistician and lecturer at SNF Agora 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. As part of his role at SNF Agora, Corrigan will also create a new social statistical consulting portal for Johns Hopkins affiliates.
Interested in joining the SNF Agora Institute? SNF Agora has has several open rank faculty positions available. More information about these open positions can be found here.