Affiliate Faculty

Nima Bassiri

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD (rhetoric) University of California at Berkeley

Gates-Blake Halls, room 320
(773) 702-3084

Research Interests

The history and philosophy of the human sciences and medicine, with a particular emphasis on the mind and brain sciences since the eighteenth century

Nima Bassiri

Aaron Benanav

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2015 (economic history) University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Nineteeth- and twentieth-century global economic history; employment and unemployment; deindustrialization, informality, inequality, labor market dynamics, population growth, and urbanization
 

Aaron Benanav

Teri Chettiar

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2013 (British and European history) Northwestern University

Research Interests

The psychological sciences and the politics of democracy in the twentieth century, particularly around child, family, and community health initiatives

Teri Chettiar

Isabel Gabel

Postdoctoral Fellow, Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
Affiliate member of the Department of History
PhD 2015 (history) Columbia University

Pick Hall 121

Website

Research Interesests

Cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; historical theory, especially regarding the relationship between science and humanism in the twentieth century; history of the human sciences

Courses

—HIPS 29625/HIST 25419/CHSS 39625 Philosophies of Life before and after DNA (Winter 2017)
—HIPS 29620/HIST 25417/CHSS 39620 Biology, Technology, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Europe (Autumn 2016)
—HIPS 29617/HIST 25210/CHSS 39217 The End of History, from Hegel to the Large Hadron Collider (Winter 2016)

Isabel Gabel

Jared Holley

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2013 (politics and international studies) University of Cambridge

Gates-Blake Halls, room 441
(773) 834-8705

Website

Research Interests

The history of political thought, with a particular focus on the eighteenth and twentieth centuries; Hellenistic moral and political thought and its modern reception; conceptions of judgment and the passions in theories of moral and political agency; the relationship between history and philosophy

Jared Holley

Stacie Kent

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2015 (history) University of Chicago

Gates-Blake Halls, room 408
(773) 702-5875

Research Interests

Relationship between Euroamerican colonialism and globalizing capitalism in the Late Qing Empire; governance in the framework of international law and global capitalist commerce

Stacie Kent

Stuart McManus

Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
Affiliate Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of History
PhD 2016 (history) Harvard University

Stuart McManus studied history and classical philology at Harvard University and intellectual and cultural history at the Warburg Institute, University of London. His dissertation, "The Global Lettered City: Humanism and Empire in Colonial Latin America and the Early Modern World," charts the relationship between the classical tradition and empire in the global monarchies of the Iberian Peninsula and Britain.

Courses

HIST 26123/CLCV 26916/KNOW 23001/LACS 26123 Aztecs and Romans: Antiquity in the Making of Modern Mexico (Autumn 2016)

Stuart McManus

Nathan Ristuccia

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2013 (medieval studies) University of Notre Dame

Gates-Blake Halls, room 317
(773) 702-0354

Website

Research Interests

Religious and intellectual history of the Latin West during the transition from late antiquity to the early middle ages.


Aviva Rothman

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2012 (history and history of science) Princeton University

Gates-Blake Halls, room 322
(773) 834-8678

Research Interests

Relationship between science and religion; early modern cultural and intellectual history, particularly questions of community and communication; the history of science, particularly the astronomical and physical sciences, in early modern Europe

Aviva Rothman

Jake Werner

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2015 (history) University of Chicago

Gates-Blake Halls, room 437
(773) 702-8563

Research Interests

Modern China, working-class life, mass entertainment and political culture, postwar economies and cultures

Jake Werner

Peter Wirzbicki

Collegiate Assistant Professor and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of History
PhD 2012 (history) New York University

Gates-Blake Halls, room 333
(773) 702-7992

Website

Research Interests

US history, black intellectuals, the transcendentalist movement, abolitionist radicals in antebellum New England

Courses

HIST 29102/CRES 29102/LACS 28102 The Global Abolition of Slavery, 1750–1900 (Autumn 2016)

Peter Wirzbicki