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

PhD'19 (Latin American history) University of Chicago

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


Michaela (Míša) Appeltová

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'19 (modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern East Central Europe; gender, sexuality, and the body; disability history; oral history methodology; colonialism and Eastern Europe.


David Cantor-Echols

Medieval Europe, 2010

Research Interests

Medieval and early modern Iberia; Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations; medieval institutions and rituals; historiography; political philosophy


Amy Coombs

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (British history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Economic and environmental history; the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions; coal transformation and oil acceleration; environmental and energy drivers of colonization and war; applied history; energy and agricultural economics; archival methods; paleography; digital humanities; geographic information systems (GIS).


Oliver Cussen

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (early modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Old regime France; European imperialism; political economy and the history of capitalism; the Enlightenment; intellectual history; environmental history


Jessa Dahl

East Asia-Japan, 2013

Research Interests

Modern Japanese and East Asian history; treaty ports and histories of transnational exchange; urban history; cultural and social history; histories of gender, race, and colonialism


Sabrina Datoo

PhD'20 (South Asian history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

South Asian History, early modern & modern; History of Medicine and Science; Islam in South Asia; History and Sociology of the Body; Colonial and Post-colonial History; Global History


Enrique Dávila

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

US-Mexico borderlands, Mexican American history, Latino history, northern Mexico, Texas history, Progressive Era, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin America


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


Emily Lord Fransee

PhD'18 (international history) University of Chicago

Research interests

Empire and colonialism; gender and sexuality; race, decolonization, and rights and citizenship; science fiction and speculative fiction; France and the francophone world; Africa and the Atlantic world


Kyle Gardner

PhD'18 (international and South Asian history) University of Chicago

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


Aimee Genova

PhD'19 (ancient history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Crete and modern Greece; archaeology and construction of national identity; disciplinary history; nationalism and archaeology; historical memory


Sonia C. Gomez

PhD'18 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

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


Carmine Grimaldi

PhD'18 (history of science) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Media, technology, American culture


Phillip Henry

PhD'18 (modern European history) University of Chicago


Erika M. Jeck

PhD'18 (ancient history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Social history of Roman Greece; food systems; social geography and extra-urban landscapes; survey archaeology; historical memory; religion, magic, and medicine in Greco-Roman thought; Roman religion


Jaewoong Jeon

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2019–21)
PhD'19 (International history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Korea and Taiwan; history of capitalism; empire and colonialism in East Asia; social theory


Kyuhyun Jo

PhD'19 (East Asian history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern Korean history; imperialism, colonialism, and empire; modes of governance and bureaucracy; Imperial Russia, Imperial Japan, and the origins of colonialism in Korea; social history and problems of social equity; the south Korean Left; Socialist realism and north Korean literature; US-Korea/East Asian relations since the nineteenth century; comparative, intellectual, and political history; World wars in the Pacific and Europe; the Korean War; war, the security state, and human rights; Korean, Russian, and Chinese paths to modernity since the sixteenth century; comparative concepts of time; the Anthropocene; history and memory; historiography and history as a social and an interdisciplinary science


Elisa Jones

PhD'19 (early modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early modern Europe; France; citizenship; history of rights; political thought; religion; secularism; marriage and property; toleration; exile and displacement in Europe and the Atlantic world; cultural history; intellectual history; legal history; history of the book


Robert Kaminski

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (U.S. history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States; business, economic, and labor history; political history; history of economic thought and political theory; Christianity and commerce; regulatory policy


Taeju Kim

PhD'18 (international history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Economic modernization, liberal internationalism, and social change in postwar Japan; United States–East Asia relations; war memories, nationalism, human rights, and civil society in China, Japan, and Korea; the politics of nuclear environmentalism, nonproliferation, and energy competition in the context of postcolonial economic liberalism


Christopher Kindell

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2019–21)
PhD'19 (U.S. history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Long-nineteenth-century United States and Pacific World; Hawai’i, the American West, and Australia; public health, medicine, and technology; mobility, commerce, and urbanization; race, indigeneity, and migration; empire and colonization; visual and material culture.


Daniel Knorr

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (Chinese history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Qing social and cultural history; local and imperial identity and institutions; urban history and spatial strategies; violence and social movements; cross-cultural communication and conflict; place and social networks


Nicholas Kryczka

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2019–21)
PhD'19 (U.S. history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Urban history; history of education; migration; civil rights and desegregation; the middle class; race and ethnicity; nativism; neighborhoods; gentrification; oral history; K–12 history education


Minyong Lee

PhD'18 (US history) University of Chicago

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


Zachary Leonard

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2019–21)
PhD'19 (South Asian history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

British frontier ethnography; Muslim "fanaticism"; Indian princely states; Indian reform movements; colonial political economy; Victorian international law; colonial anxiety and nostalgia


Deirdre Lyons

Caribbean and Atlantic World, 2012

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean history; French colonialism and empire; Atlantic worlds; history of slavery and emancipation in the Americas; post-abolition citizenship; cultural and social history; history of the family, gender, and sexuality


Liam Mannix

PhD'18 (modern Europe history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early modern France, the British empire, the economic role of religion, and rural, environmental and business history


Naama Maor

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (U.S. history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, history of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, legal history, history of children and childhood, social policy and reform, family law and juvenile justice


Emily Masghati

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2019–21)
PhD'19 (U.S. history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

African American history; history of the US South; US intellectual history; history of social science; philanthropy; education; urban history


Justin Niermeier-Dohoney

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2018–20)
PhD'18 (history of science) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early modern science; early modern Britain and the Atlantic world; natural history; environmental history; alchemy; astrology and astro-meteorology; cornucopianism and utopianism; pre-Linnaean taxonomy; science and religion; deep history; the anthropocene and climate change in historical context


Keyao (Kyle) Pan

East Asia-Japan, 2015

Research Interests

Social and cultural history of postwar Japan; transnational history of East Asia; repatriation and migration; war memory; testimonial practices; civilian movements; interpretation and re-interpretation of war legacy; state and civil society; human rights; nationalism and nation building


Adam Lynd Rowe

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2018–20)
PhD'18 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

United States history; intellectual history, political history and the history of political thought; war and society; the Civil War and Reconstruction


Colin Rydell

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (British history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early modern Britain; commodity and consumption history; alternative agriculture; environmental history; the early American colonies; the history of science; The Great Instauration


Basil Salem

Collegiate Assistant Professor
PhD'16 (history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

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


Laura (Lisa) Scott

PhD'18 (medieval and early modern European history) University of Chicago

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


Erika Tschinkel

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2018–20)
PhD'18 (modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern European intellectual history; modern European philosophy, especially political and social theory; Weimar Germany; human rights ideas in modern European philosophy; human rights law and international treaties; international humanitarian law and humanitarianism


Joshua R. Vera

PhD'18 (ancient history) University of Chicago

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


Chao Wang

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2020–22)
PhD'20 (Chinese history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Twentieth-century China; urban history; medical and social welfare; disability and gender; history of work and the everyday