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Pilar Abuin

Center for Teaching and Learning

Pilar Abuin is the manager of the Instructional Technology Group, part of Academic IT Solutions within ITS, as well as a member of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. She came to Yale in January of 2014, from Columbia University and New York University before Yale, where she worked as an instructional technologist assisting faculty and staff in the use of technology for teaching. Pilar has two small children, a young son and daughter, who you will hopefully meet at various events at Trumbull College. She is interested in photography and travel, and spending a rare afternoon with a good book!

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Nii Addy

Psychiatry and Celluar and Molecular Physiology

Nii Addy is the Albert E. Kent Associate Professor of Psychiatry and an Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Addy directs a federally funded research program investigating the neurobiological bases of substance use disorders, depression and anxiety. Dr. Addy’s team also studies the ability of tobacco product flavor additives to alter nicotine use behavior and addiction. Dr. Addy is the inaugural Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale School of Medicine, focusing on supporting the faculty development of basic scientists from underrepresented groups at the School of Medicine. He also contributes to graduate student and postdoctoral training and diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives through his efforts on campus and in professional scientific societies. In addition to his campus work, Dr. Addy hosts the Addy Hour podcast, discussing topics at the intersection of neuroscience, mental health, faith, culture and social justice. His research and community work have been featured by National Public Radio (NPR), Newsday, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), The Source Magazine, Chuck Norris, BoldTV, Legitimate Matters, and Relevant Magazine. He has presented scientific lectures at universities throughout the United States and Europe, and he serves on the Board of Trustees for The Carver Project, aimed at empowering and connecting individuals across university, church and society.

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Rolena Adorno

Spanish & Portuguese, Emeritus

Areas of interest: Colonial Spanish American literature and history; the nineteenth-century origins of Hispanism in the United States; manuscript culture and textual transmission in colonial Spanish America.

In 2015, Rolena Adorno received the Modern Language Association’s Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement. This award has been presented every three years, starting in 1996; to date, she is the only awardee whose area is Spanish-language literatures. In its citation, the MLA described Adorno as “a premier scholar of colonial Spanish American literary and cultural history, a field that she helped bring out of the shadows starting forty years ago.”

Adorno’s more recent honors include an Honorary Doctorate (Dottorato Honoris Causa) from the University of Rome 1, La Sapienza, awarded in Rome on 15 November 2022. Awarded annually by the university which is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1303), Adorno’s honoris causa pertains to her seminal work in Latin American colonial studies, particularly her inclusion, since the late 1970s, of indigenous Amerindian perspectives, which helped spawn the development of the field and its incorporation into the Latin American canon. In 2019 the U.S. Library of Congress appointed Adorno to a four-month fellowship as Chair of the Countries and Cultures of the South, sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. In 2018 she received the Premio Nacional “Enrique Anderson Imbert” from the Asociación Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. She was named the Phi Beta Kappa-Frank M. Updike Memorial Scholar of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program for the academic year 2016-17, during which she gave public lectures and classes at eight different universities nationwide.

Adorno’s prize-winning books include The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative (2007), which was awarded the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize. Revealing the interdisciplinary breadth of her work, her three-volume study, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life, and the Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez (1999), co-authored with Patrick C. Pautz, received prizes from the American Historical Association, the Western Historical Association, and the New England Council of Latin American Studies.

Designed for specialist and non-specialist audiences alike, her reading of three hundred years of Latin American colonial writing is synthesized in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction (2011). With Roberto González Echevarría, she co-authored Breve historia de la literatura latinoamericana colonial y moderna (2017), which consists of their Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions in colonial and modern Latin American literatures, respectively. With Ivan Boserup, she co-authored New Studies of the Autograph Manuscript of Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (2003).

Adorno’s other books include De Guancane a Macondo: Estudios de literatura hispanoamericana (2008), Guaman Poma: Writing and Resistance in Colonial Peru (1986, 2000); Cronista y príncipe: La obra de don Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1989, 1992); and Guaman Poma and his Illustrated Chronicle from Colonial Peru (2001).

Adorno is the co-editor of Unlocking the Doors to the Worlds of Guaman Poma and His Nueva corónica (with Ivan Boserup, 2015)Transatlantic Encounters: Europeans and Andeans in the Sixteenth Century (with Kenneth J. Andrien, 1991); The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (with Patrick C. Pautz, 2003); and the print and digital editions of Guaman Poma’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (with John V. Murra and Jorge L. Urioste, and Ivan Boserup, respectively). She is the editor of From Oral to Written Expression: Native Andean Chronicles of the Early Colonial Period (1985).

Adorno has introduced the most recent English- and Spanish-language editions of Irving A. Leonard’s classic Books of the Brave (University of California Press, 1992) and Los libros del conquistador (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006).

In 2003 Rolena Adorno received the Graduate Mentor Award of the Graduate School of Yale University; in 2001, she was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Iowa, her alma mater. In 1989-90 she was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow.

Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009, Adorno was appointed to membership on the National Council of the Humanities and served until August 2019. She has been an Honorary Associate of the Hispanic Society of America since 1996 and, since 2007, she has held an Honorary Professorship at La Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Adorno is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Shakil Ahmed

Dr. Shakil Ahmed is a retired quant hedge fund manager and senior Wall Street executive.  He currently spends most of his time as a private investor.  He is on the advisory board at Vatic Investments and a member of the board at Zarca Interactive, Inc.  Dr. Ahmed was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the hedge fund Princeton Alpha.  Until February, 2013, he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Market Making at Citi and served on the Executive Committee of the Equities Division.  Prior to that, he also served as the Global Head of Quantitative Strategies and sat on the management committee of Citi Alternative Investments.  He joined Citi in early 2008 and left at the end of February, 2013, to form Princeton Alpha.  Prior to joining Citi, Dr. Ahmed spent fourteen years at Morgan Stanley in the Process Driven Trading (PDT) group, the main proprietary trading business at the firm.  For many of those years, he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and the head of the PDT business. He had retired from day to day responsibilities in December, 2006 and served as a Senior Advisor to the firm until early 2008, when his former boss and then incoming CEO at Citi, Vikram Pandit, invited him to come to Citi. Dr. Ahmed has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University, where his thesis was on parallel processing (1994).  He also has M.S. and M.Phil. degrees in the same field from Yale.  His undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated early with high honors and high distinction in Computer Science.  Shakil grew up in Vienna, Austria, where he attended the Vienna International School.

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Marcus Alexander

Research Scientist

Marcus Alexander is a scientist in the Human Nature Lab at the Yale Institute for Network Science, directed by Nicholas Christakis. His research interests include functional neurosurgery, brain tumor genetics, and pediatric neurosurgery. He is currently completing his MD at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. Previously, he obtained his PhD from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University.

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Anne Alstott

Law School

Anne Alstott is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. An expert in taxation and social policy, she was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at Columbia Law and before that, served as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. Her books include No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Stakeholder Society (with Bruce Ackerman, Yale University Press, 1999). She holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Jorge Anaya

Student Access Programming, Resident Fellow

Jorge Anaya (he/him/his), born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, majored in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health as a member of the Yale class of 2019. As an undergraduate, Jorge was heavily involved in residential college life and passionate about mentoring local Latinx high school students. Currently, Jorge serves as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement for the Yale College Dean’s Office and coordinates the FGLI Community Initiative, an administrative hub focused on developing resources and programming aimed at enriching a first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) student’s sense of thriving during their years at Yale.

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Karen Anderson

Associate ProvostKaren Anderson’s responsibilities include policies and procedures related to faculty appointments and budgets, strategic planning, and initiatives in support of diversity. She works with the Deputy Provosts and the other members of Yale’s leadership to oversee academic resources and faculty development across campus. Before coming to Yale she served as Senior Associate Provost at Wesleyan University. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Hunter College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in history of religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School.Email Karen Anderson