The Krieger School Welcomes New Faculty

Gilman Hall

Daniel Desormeaux

Daniel Desormeaux joins Johns Hopkins as a professor in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was a professor of French literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at The University of Chicago. His research focuses on French and francophone literatures and cultures of the 19th century.


Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han joins Johns Hopkins as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute director and a professor in the Department of Political Science. Prior to coming to Hopkins, she was the Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science and Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change. She holds a PhD in American politics from Stanford University.


Satoru Hashimoto

Satoru Hashimoto

Satoru Hashimoto joins Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park. His scholarly interests are in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literatures and cultures; modernities and modernisms; comparative literature, aesthetics, and intellectual history; aesthetics and justice; post-secularism; and world literature. He holds a PhD in East Asian languages and civilizations from Harvard University.


Xiongyi Huang

Xiongyi HuangXiongyi Huang joins Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he worked with Frances Arnold at Caltech, first as an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow and later as an NIH Pathway to Independence postdoctoral fellow. In the Arnold group, Huang used directed evolution to engineer enzymes to catalyze reactions not previously present in biology. He holds a PhD in chemistry from Princeton University.


Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn joins Johns Hopkins as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business and new director of the 21st Century Cities Initiative. He was a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA, and has taught at Columbia, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, UCLA, and USC. His research focuses on urban and environmental economics. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.


Daeyeol Lee

Daeyeol Lee

Daeyeol Lee joins Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, working primarily within the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and teaching neuroscience courses at the School of Medicine and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University. He is considered the father of a niche field called neuroeconomics, which both integrates the two disciplines it’s named for and borrows tools from artificial intelligence, psychology, and other areas. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Lixiong Li

Lixiong Li

Lixiong Li joins Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. His scholarly interests are in econometric theory and industrial organization. He holds a PhD in economics from Pennsylvania State University.


Ian Phillips

Ian Phillips

Ian Phillips joins Johns Hopkins as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Psychological and Brain Sciences. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he held the chair in philosophy of psychology at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. His work explores the points at which the philosophy of mind and cognitive science intersect, using the strengths of each to inform his work in the other.


Hanna Pickard

Hanna Pickard

Hanna Pickard joins Johns Hopkins as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics. She will hold joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and in the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Prior to coming to Hopkins, she was the chair in philosophy of psychology at the University of Birmingham. Her research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychiatry, moral psychology, and clinical ethics. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Oxford.


Surjeet Rajendran

Surjeet Rajendran

Surjeet Rajendran joins Johns Hopkins as an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His scholarly interests are in theoretical physics with a strong focus on physics beyond the standard model. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was the Henry Shenker Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a PhD in physics from Stanford University.


Yiannis Sakellaridis

Yiannis Sakellaridis joins Johns Hopkins as a professor in the Department of Mathematics. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was an associate professor in mathematics and computer science at Rutgers University, Newark. He holds a PhD in mathematics from Stanford University.


Lisa Siraganian

Lisa Siraganian

Lisa Siraganian joins Johns Hopkins as the J.R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities and associate professor in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature. Prior to coming to Hopkins, she was the Ruth Collins Altshuler Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and an associate professor of English at Southern Methodist University. Her research interests include American literature, modernism, law and literature, literary and legal theory, aesthetics, philosophy of action, pictorial modernism, film, and 20th century intellectual history.


Tatjana Trcek

Tatjana Trcek

Tatjana Trcek joins Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. Prior to coming to Hopkins, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Ruth Lehmann’s lab at The Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her research aims at understanding how regulation of mRNA stability contributes to establishment and maintenance of Drosophila melanogaster germ line. She holds a PhD in biology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Alexandre White

Alexandre White

Alexandre White joins Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and the Department of the History of Medicine as well as the associate director for the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine. His research examines the social effects of infectious epidemic outbreaks in both historical and contemporary settings as well as the global mechanisms that produce responses to outbreak. He holds a PhD in sociology from Boston University.