skip to main content
HSS Home  /  People Spotlights

People Spotlights

All Spotlights

Visualization headshot for Kirby Nielsen
  • Professor of Economics; William H. Hurt Scholar

Kirby Nielsen

Experiments are starting to get incorporated into mainstream economics but are still a relatively new tool. Caltech has been a powerhouse in experimental economics from the beginning, and it's so exciting to join the tradition."

Dana Murphy
  • Assistant Professor of Black Studies and English

Dana Murphy

My commitment to creative works which emphasize care within critical and liberative contexts has only deepened during my time at Caltech. I hope my research and my courses help students navigate an increasingly uncertain world."

Charles Kollmer headshot 2021
  • Ahmanson Postdoctoral Instructor in History of Biology (2020–23)

Charles A. Kollmer

I enjoy working with Caltech undergraduates to deepen their engagement with the history of science. Doing this at Caltech is doubly exciting because Caltech itself has been the site of so much fascinating research in the life sciences."

Sarah Tashjian headshot 2021
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Affective Neuroscience (2020–23)

Sarah M. Tashjian

Caltech is unique because it fosters creativity. Being at Caltech allows me to push the boundaries of my research and to tackle questions of how the human brain functions from new angles."

Fedor Sandomirskiy headshot 2021
  • Linde Institute Postdoctoral Instructor in Economics (2020–2023)

Fedor Sandomirskiy

HSS is home to exceptional talents, distinct methods, and diverse tastes. This dissimilarity, along with an openness to ideas of others, makes HSS unique. Witnessing the magic of interdisciplinary work in action and, moreover, being a part of it is amazing."

Claudia Kann headshot
  • PhD '23, Social Sciences

Claudia Kann

I originally came to Caltech for mechanical engineering before realizing that that’s not where my passion lay. I’m really excited to use what I already know to new and exciting problems within the social sciences."