New Bloomberg Professors Named
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome two new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors to its ranks.
Lawrence Jackson joins Johns Hopkins with joint appointments in the Department of English and the Department of History. He is the author of four books, including a recently released biography of African-American writer Chester Himes. Two of his books were finalists for the Hurston/Wright prize and his book The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics won the 2011 William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association, as well as the Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2012 award for nonfiction. His criticism and nonfiction have been widely published, including in Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New England Quarterly, the Massachusetts Review, the Antioch Review, and the Washington Post.
Sabine Stanley is a planetary physicist focusing on magnetic fields as means of studying the interiors of planets, including those in little-understood realms light years away from our solar system. Her appointment bridges the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Space Exploration Sector of the Applied Physics Lab. Stanley’s research involves understanding planetary interior processes and evolution. She focuses on planetary magnetic fields, dynamo theory, interior structure models, and other geophysical methods to learn about the deep interiors of planets. Her work includes projects on many solar system bodies (Mercury, moon, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, asteroids, and planetesimals), as well as extrasolar planets.