GSAA Conference Breakout Session #1 bios

3:15 - 4:15 PM:  How to Get and Keep a Tenure Track Position - Breakout Session #1.

Mary Ann McDonald Carolan '89 Ph.D. (Italian) is Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures at Fairfield University where she also directs the Italian Studies program.   Prior to joining the Fairfield faculty in 1997, she taught at Wesleyan University as a visiting assistant professor and held the position of senior lector at Yale. She has published articles on Italian authors and directors, language pedagogy, Italian American comedies and is currently working on a book-length manuscript tentatively entitled The Transatlantic Gaze:  Visions of Italy in American Film.

Maria Kontaridis ’02 PhD (Pharmacology) is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Cardiology.  Her research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying congenital heart defects and adult onset heart disease and failure. 

Carrie Lane ’05 PhD (American Studies) is a tenured professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, where she teaches courses on work, community, and gender in the United States. Dr. Lane is the author of A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment (Cornell University Press, 2011) and regularly publishes in the fields of American studies, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. Her current research concerns the growing occupation of professional organizing and its implications for the changing nature of service work, entrepreneurship, and consumerism in the contemporary US.