by Ushma Patel, Office of Communications
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of four full professors (including)
Clair Wills, in English, will join the faculty in fall 2015 as the Leonard L. Milberg '53 Professor in Irish Letters. She has taught at Queen Mary University of London since 1995, and she previously taught at the University of Essex and was a junior research fellow at the University of Oxford. She earned her bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Oxford.
A scholar of Irish literature and culture, Wills has written five books, including "The Best Are Leaving: Essays on Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture" (2015) and "That Neutral Island: A History of Ireland During the Second World War" (2007), and co-edited "The Field Day Anthology of Irish Women's Writing and Traditions" (2002).