Kim F. Hall joined the Barnard faculty in 2006. Previously, she held the Thomas F.X. Mullarkey Chair of Literature at Fordham University. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, and Georgetown University. Professor Hall's research and scholarship have been supported by the Folger Institute, the ACLS, and the Ford Foundation. She has also received an NEH/Newberry Fellowship, and is listed in Who's Who of American Women as well as Who's Who Among African Americans. Professor Hall's first book, Things of Darkness, was named an outstanding academic book by Choice magazine. She is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled Sweet Taste of Empire, which examines women, labor, and race in the Anglo-Caribbean sugar trade during the seventeenth century.