Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk named new College Head

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
by heslin

Professor of Religion AnneMarie Luijendijk has been named head of Wilson College.  Luijendijk will succeed Eduardo Cadava, a professor in the Department of English, who has served as the head of Wilson since 2009.


Luijendijk, who joined the Princeton faculty in 2006 after receiving her doctorate from Harvard Divinity School, focuses her research and teaching on the social history of early Christianity.  She is an associated faculty member in the Department of Classics, the Program in Gender and Sexualities Studies, in Hellenic Studies, Judaic Studies, and Medieval Studies.


She has received several awards and fellowships, including the Old Dominion Professorship in 2015; an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for 2008-2009; and the Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion at Princeton for 2009-2012.


Luijendijk’s active engagement in the University community includes service as chair for the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity.  She serves on several Executive Committees, including the Council of the Humanities, Iranian and Persian Studies, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, the Program in the Ancient World, and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies.