NEW FACULTY WELCOME
About New Faculty Welcome
The Office of the Provost and the P3 Collaboratory invite new faculty members to attend the New Faculty Welcome. The goal for this event is to network with colleagues across disciplinary ranks, provide an overview of the culture and strategic initiatives, and share available resources to help new faculty members begin to form the relationships and partnerships that will support their success at Rutgers-Newark.
Our faculty are accomplished teachers, researchers and scholars who think beyond disciplinary boundaries and care deeply about the students they teach, mentor and advise.
Meet some of the new members who joined the Rutgers-Newark community bringing diversity, vision, extensive scholarship and wide-ranging real-world experience to the classroom.
Meet Rutgers-Newark Newest Faculty 2023-2024
Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare
Instructor of Professional Practice, Africana Studies
Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare is an artist and writer interested in exploring artistic practices that move us towards freedom. Her work has played or shown from Sweden to LA and across Canada including Contemporary Field Gallery (Vancouver, BC) Circuit Gallery (Toronto, ON) and Espace Pop! (Montreal.) her writing has appeared in Canadian Art magazine, CBC Arts Online and Active Cultures Digest.
Assistant Professor, Arts, Culture & Media
Juan Arredondo is a Colombian American documentary photographer who has chronicled human rights and conflict in Colombia, Venezuela, and Central America. He’s a regular contributor to The New York Times and National Geographic. His photographs have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and others. Since 2014, he has been reporting on the use of child soldiers by illegal armed groups in Colombia, the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC, and most recently, the demobilization and reintegration of formers fighters into the Colombian society. Juan has taught photojournalism, multimedia, sound and video at Columbia and the University of Arizona.
Assistant Professor, Rutgers Law School & Co-Director of the Housing Justice & Tenant Solidarity Clinic
Professor Baltz's primary scholarly interests are in the fields of access to justice, law and social movements, and property law. His empirical scholarship focuses on the justice gaps in our courts and agencies as well as the regulatory structures that govern housing markets. His work investigates how the law informs, facilitates, and undermines community organizing strategies.
Previously, he worked as a tenants' rights attorney at TakeRoot Justice (formerly the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center), where he collaborated with tenant organizers and represented New York City-based tenant unions in rent strikes, repair and anti-harassment litigation, and legislative advocacy. Professor Baltz began his legal career as a Ford Foundation Fellow at Make the Road New York, where he litigated wage and hour and employment discrimination cases on behalf of organized immigrant workers.