HAVERFORD WELCOMES NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
Barbara von Schlegell is the Department of Religion's visiting associate professor of Islamic studies. She joins Haverford's faculty after teaching at the University of Pennsylvania for nine years in religious studies and history after finishing her doctoral program at Berkeley. She did her undergraduate work at Grinnell.
Barbara hopes to bring a broad understanding of the religion of Islam and the modern Muslim world to the Haverford community. When she's not teaching, Barbara enjoys reading mysteries and spending time on her farm in Wolcott, Vermont. "Though I appreciate the urban buzz of Philadelphia," she says, "my true love is the wilderness. Haverford's trees and paths are refreshing."
Jill Stauffer is a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Hurford Humanities Center. She teaches in the philosophy department and participates in a faculty seminar on Representations of Political Violence and Terrorism, which is chaired by Raji Mohan of the English department. Prior to coming to Haverford, Jill taught at Amherst College, in the Department of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought.
Jill is a San Francisco native, and earned her doctorate in UC-Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric. She still has strong roots in California, and returns there for her longer vacations, but she is "really happy" to be at Haverford, where she says "the campus is beautiful, the staff and faculty are interesting and friendly, and the students are hard-working and intelligent." Jill spends her free time doing a lot of writing and baking, and self-publishes a yearly non-academic magazine of art, philosophy, and politics titled h2so4.