David Nirenberg appointed next dean of Social Sciences Division

Professor David Nirenberg has been appointed dean of the Division of the Social Sciences for a five-year term, President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Eric D. Isaacs announced today. Nirenberg’s appointment takes effect on July 1.

Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought and currently the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. He holds an academic appointment in the College and five academic appointments across the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions: in the Committee on Social Thought, Department of History, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Jewish Studies. Nirenberg succeeds Dean Mario L. Small, the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and of the College, who is stepping down after two years as dean.

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