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.

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.


Evelyn Atkinson

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Law, Letters and Society (2021–23)
PhD'21 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

History of the corporation, legal history, constitutional law, history of capitalism, history of the long nineteenth century, history of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, tort law


Zachary Barr

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2021–23)
PhD'21 (modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Central Europe; Habsburg Austria; history of science; history of philosophy; historical epistemology; history of scientific communication; popular science and science popularization; Ernst Mach


David Cantor-Echols

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2021–23)
PhD'21 (Medieval European history) University of Chicago

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).


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


Charles Bégué Fawell

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2021–23)
PhD'21 (modern European history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

19th and 20th-century Europe in global perspective; France and the French Empire; sovereignty, infrastructure, and international shipping; migration and the politics of mobility; race, labor, and capitalism in colonial contexts; masculinity and military history.


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


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


Alexander Hofmann

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2021–23)
PhD'21 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States; history of the American South; cultural, social, and political history; race and racism; gender and sexuality; violence; science, medicine, and the body; mass and visual culture; collective memory; public history


Alex Jania

East Asia-Japan, 2015

Research Interests

Modern Japan, Disaster Studies, Environmental History, Global Memory Culture, Transnational History, Public History, Emotional History


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


Robert Kaminski

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

Research Interests

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


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


Carl E. Kubler

East Asia-China, 2015

Research Interests

Social, economic, and transnational history of late imperial and modern China; migration and diaspora; colonialism in the Asia-Pacific region; intercultural communication and conflict; history of education; language and translation; children, childhood, and nationalism


Zachary Leonard

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

Research Interests

Colonial ethnography; anti-colonial protest and network formation; global abolitionism; Victorian international law; infrastructure; colonial panics; sedition and free speech adjudication


Deirdre Lyons

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Center for Race, Politics, and Culture (2020-22)
PhD '20 (Caribbean and Atlantic World) University of Chicago

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


Erin McCullugh

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2021–23)
PhD'21 (Caribbean & Atlantic World History) University of Chicago

Research Interests

History of Brazil; Latin American history; slavery and emancipation in the Americas; the transatlantic slave trade; the Atlantic World; race and racism; the history of gender and sexuality


Nicholas O'Neill

Modern Europe, 2014

Research Interests

Political economy and the history of capitalism; early modern and modern Europe; the Atlantic World; material culture, consumer societies, and global exchanges; the history of economic thought; labor and social movements; nationalism


Sandra H. Park

East Asia-Korea, 2015

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Korea; Christianity in divided Korea; performing citizenship; Korean War; US imperialism and Cold War; transpacific pedagogy on liberal democracy; blood and jus sanguinis in post-1945 East Asia


Eilin Rafael Pérez

International, 2015

Research Interests

Korea and the decolonizing world, tricontinental solidarity, postcolonialism and the Cold War, diplomatic history, cultural politics, language and representation

 


Alexandra Montero Peters

Medieval, 2015

Research Interests

Medieval Iberia, North Africa, and the Near East; pre-modern race; Muslims, Jews, and Christians in medieval Spain; literary and cultural exchange across the Mediterranean; the Islamic intellectual tradition; codicology and translation enterprises


Allison Robinson

PhD'21 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. history, American material culture, women’s history, history of childhood, cultural history, historical constructions of race and gender, labor history, the Arts and Crafts Movement, digital history, and public history


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


Zoya Sameen

South Asia, 2015

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Asian history; British Empire in Asia; colonial violence and legacy; law and gender; migration and mobility; everyday life and history from below.


Robert Suits

PhD'21 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Climate, culture, and empire in the American West; environmental history, climate, soil, and energy; capitalism, imperialism, and inequality; indigenous communities and the Fourth World; global history; deep history; spatial history; quantitative history; the American West; and Native American history


Chao Wang

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Pozen Center for Human Rights (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


Emily Webster

PhD'21 (British history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Environmental history of the British Empire; history of science and medicine; public health and disease; land-use change, ecology, climate change, and the Anthropocene