For the Spring 2022 semester, legal scholar and Gallatin faculty member Vasuki Nesiah has been appointed to the Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship at NYU. Established in 2008 with generous support from The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation, the Professorship honors the memory of the four-term US Republican Senator from New York, an alumnus of the NYU School of Law. Recipients are selected on the basis of their work with issues close to the late Senator’s interests, which include health, civil rights, labor, foreign policy, disability rights, education, fairness in employment, and economic security for working Americans. Nesiah teaches human rights and legal and social theory at Gallatin and is faculty director of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights. As a part of her Professorship, Nesiah will deliver the Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship Lecture during the Spring semester.
Previous awardees include Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Steinhardt School); David Oshinsky, Professor of History, FAS, and Medicine, School of Medicine; Pete Hamill, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at NYU, FAS; Jorge Castañeda, NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, FAS; Beth Noveck, Professor of Technology, Culture, and Society, Tandon School of Engineering; Anthony Bertelli, Professor of the Politics of Public Policy, Wagner School of Public Service; and Selçuk Şirin, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School.