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Cass Term Chair: Dr. Norton

Dr. Anne Norton, professor of political science, has been appointed to the Alfred L. Cass Term Chair, SAS Dean Samuel H. Preston has announced recently.

Dr. Norton received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. She has been a professor of political science at Penn since 1993. Before that, she served on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin, Princeton University, and the University of Notre Dame and as a visiting assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago. In addition, she has been a fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and at the Humanities Research Center of the University of California.

Dr. Norton's research interests include time, identity and history; methods for the study of politics and culture; feminist and race theory; and colonialism and post-colonialism particularly in the Middle East and South Asia. She teaches courses on political theory, including Muslim political thought; post-structuralism and post-colonialism; and American politics and culture.

She has authored five books, including Blood Rites of Late Modernity: Word, Flesh and Revolution to be published by Routledge in 2002, and she has written numerous book chapters and journal articles. She served as president of the politics and history section of the American Political Science Association and as founding co-editor and an editorial board member of Theory & Event, a refereed electronic journal of political theory published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Steven D. Oppenheim, a 1960 graduate of the Wharton School, and his wife, Lucille Cass Oppenheim created the Alfred L. Cass Term Chair in 1988 in memory of Mrs. Oppenheim's father. Mrs. Oppenheim's mother, the late Gertrude Cass, also contributed to the gift. Mr. Oppenheim, a partner in the New York law firm of Faust, Rabbach, & Oppenheim, is a specialist in tax law.


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 29, April 9, 2002


April 9, 2002
Volume 48 Number 29

It's once again time to recognize excellence in teaching at Penn, with the Lindback and Provost's Awards. And the recipients are….

A political science professor is appointed to a term chair.

Four of Penn's schools make the grade on the top ten list of U.S. News graduate schools.
Observations on the experimental SAS Pilot Curriculum, including insights, accomplishments and challenges.
An graphic report on the University's FY 2002 Budget, as reported to Council.
Research Roundup: a few of the many Penn projects and studies shed light on interventions, risk-reductions, treatment strategies and post-traumatic stress.