Jhumpa Lahiri to teach creative writing at Princeton University

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri will join the faculty of Princeton University next month, as a professor of creative writing at the esteemed Ivy League institution.

Lahiri was named alongside 16 other individuals as the university’s newest faculty members, of which four, including Lahiri, will become “full professors”; the other 13 were given assistant professor positions at Princeton. As a professor of creative writing, Lahiri will be part of the school’s Lewis Center for the Arts, and will officially begin work on July 1.

This is not Lahiri’s first time working at an educational institution. Currently, Lahiri is a writer in residence at the John Cabot University in Rome, a position she has also held at Vassar College and Baruch College, both of which are located in New York City.

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