The University of Chicago is proud to present the following historians who are seeking faculty appointments in the academy or professional positions in higher education, nonprofits, and the for-profit sector.

Marcel Sebastián Anduiza Pimentel

Latin America, 2011

Research Interests

Modern Mexico; political, urban, and economic history of Latin America; Latin America in the Pacific world; US–Latin American relations; history of regional development in Mexico; political violence and state formation; seaport management, traffic, and population mobility; tourism development


Mohamad Ballan

Middle East/Islam, 2011

Research Interests

Nasrid Granada; medieval Iberia and North Africa; early modern Spain; Islamic mysticism; Islamic political thought; medieval political theory


Aidan Joseph Beatty

PhD 2015 (international history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Irish and British history, Jewish and Israeli history; masculinity, nationalism, race, and capitalism.


Emilio de Antuñano

PhD 2017 (Latin American history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern Mexico; Latin American history; urban history; urban planning and architecture; history of the social sciences and the state


Christopher Dunlap

PhD 2017 (Latin American history) University of Chicago

Research interests

Latin American history of science and technology, Brazil-Argentina relations, twentieth-century Spain, environmental history, informal diplomacy, Atlantic history, intellectual exchanges


Ashley Finigan

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

African American history; nineteenth- and twentieth-century US women's and gender history; the modern United States; cultural history; print and musical cultures; black internationalism


Kyle Gardner

International and South Asia, 2010

Research Interests

Modern South Asia; the British Empire; environmental history; borderlands; Ladakh and the Western Himalaya; Tibet; frontiers, borders, and boundaries; colonialism and postcolonialism; watersheds and water; technology; legal history; the colonial origins of international law


Sonia C. Gomez

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

Twentieth-century United States; comparative race and ethnicity; women, gender, and sexuality; immigration and diaspora; mixed-race studies


Carlos Grenier

PhD 2017 (Middle Eastern and Islamic history) University of Chicago


Seong Un Kim

PhD 2017 (East Asian history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

History of Japanese television; media history in postwar Japan;  Japan's Cold War; US-Japan media encounters; popular culture in East Asia


Minyong Lee

US pre-1900, 2010

Research Interests

Transnational history of the American West; nineteenth-century US history; US expansionism and imperialism; history of race and ethnicity; migration and belonging; Asian American history; Pacific world


Nathan P. Leidholm

PhD 2016 (Byzantine history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Late antiquity, Byzantium, and medieval Europe, especially the tenth–twelfth centuries; kinship and family, aristocracy, identity, slavery, intercultural contacts, and historical memory


Tyson Leuchter

Modern Europe, 2006

PhD 2017 (modern European history) University of Chicago


Elizabeth Lhost

PhD 2017 (South Asian history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

History of South Asia, legal history, Islamic law, British Empire, comparative colonialisms, Islam in South Asia, Indian Ocean circulations, print culture, book history


John McCallum

PhD 2017 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Moral sentiments and violence, total war, human rights, the United States in twentieth-century global history, the history of democracy and the state


Guy Emerson Mount

US pre 1900
Teaching Fellow

Research Interests

Slavery, emancipation, black internationalism, and American empire


Daniel Oh

PhD 2017 (East Asian history), University of Chicago


Jason Osequeda

PhD 2018 (ancient history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

 Late antiquity, Christian history and theology, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire


Romina Robles Ruvalcaba

PhD 2017 (Latin American history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Rural society and social transformation; private property, land tenure, and agrarianism; agriculture and rural modernization; boss politics; regional history and microhistory; oral history; immigration


Basil Salem

Teaching Fellow

 Research Interests

Early modern and modern Ottoman Empire, focusing on the cultural and intellectual history


Laura (Lisa) Scott

Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 2010

Research Interests

Medieval and early modern Europe; Western and Central Europe; Holy Roman Empire, Bohemia, and Habsburg Monarchy; governance, nobility, and institutional development; nationalism and identity


Hasan Siddiqui

PhD 2017 (South Asian history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early modern and modern South Asia, the Mughal empire, intellectual history, Islam


Jake Smith

PhD 2017 (modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Germany; cultural history of modern Europe and Japan; mass culture; avant-garde art movements; post-genocidal society; youth culture; global activism; memory; material culture; the built environment


Joshua R. Vera

Ancient, 2011

Research Interests

Social and cultural history of Greece and the Roman Empire; urban development and reuse of sacred space; archaeology of religion; interplay of identity, memory, and landscapes in premodern societies; impacts of empire on local identity formation


Daniel Webb

PhD 2017 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early American, Native American, U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and Latino/a history; sovereignty in world history; theories of the state; history of cartography


Sarah Jones Weicksel

PhD 2017 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

United States history; material culture; military history; gender; race; politics of everyday life; consumer history; museums


Ryan Masaaki Yokota

PhD 2017 (East Asian history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern Japanese history; East Asian history (China, Japan, Korea); independence movements; regional autonomy; indigenous rights; comparative global ethnic studies; Asian American studies; Asians in Latin America and the Caribbean