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


David Cantor-Echols

Medieval Europe, 2010

Research Interests

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


Oliver Cussen

Early Modern Europe, 2012

Research Interests

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


Emilio de Antuñano

PhD'17 (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


Zebulon York Dingley

Africa, 2008

Research Interests

East Africa; Kenya; kinship; ritual; slavery; critical social theory


Christopher Dunlap

PhD'17 (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


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


Elizabeth Fretwell

Africa, 2010

Research Interests

Francophone West Africa; Benin; urban history; gender and sexuality; work and leisure; colonialism and postcolonialism; material and visual culture


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


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


Carlos Grenier

PhD'17 (Middle Eastern and Islamic history) University of Chicago


Carmine Grimaldi

History of Science, 2010

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


Seong Un Kim

PhD'17 (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


Taeju Kim

PhD'18 (international history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

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


Christopher Kindell

US pre-1900, 2012

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of the United States and the Pacific World; Hawaii; the American West; Australia; race, racism, and racial ideologies; indigeneity, migration, and settlement; public health and medicine; science and technology; urbanization and commerce; cartography; visual and material culture


Daniel Knorr

East Asia-China, 2013

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


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


Nathan P. Leidholm

PhD'16 (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


Zachary Leonard

South Asia, 2011

Research Interests

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


Tyson Leuchter

Modern Europe, 2006

PhD'17 (modern European history) University of Chicago


Elizabeth Lhost

PhD'17 (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


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


John McCallum

PhD'17 (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


Justin Niermeier-Dohoney

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences
History of Science, 2011

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


Daniel Oh

PhD'17 (East Asian history) University of Chicago


Jason Osequeda

PhD'18 (ancient history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

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


Kai Perry Parker

US 1900–Present, 2009

Research Interests

African American history; twentieth-century US history; black religious history; African diaspora; music and culture; mass incarceration; black Chicago; urban history; race and ethnicity; messianism and apocalypticism


Romina Robles Ruvalcaba

PhD'17 (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


Emily Romeo

PhD'17 (US history) University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early American history, women’s history, histories of violence, gender and sexuality


Claire Roosien

Russia and Eurasia, 2012

Research Interests

Central Asia; modern Middle East; modern Russia; gender history and theory; cultural and literary history; secularism; empire and imperial history; modernism in the arts and politics


Adam Lynd Rowe

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences
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


Basil Salem

Collegiate Assistant Professor

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


Caroline Séquin

Modern Europe, 2012

Research Interests

Modern France and its empire; the Atlantic world; global and transnational history; cultural and social history; colonialism and empire; race and racism; gender and sexuality theories and history


Hasan Siddiqui

PhD'17 (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


Erika Tschinkel

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences
Modern Europe, 2010

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


Daniel Webb

PhD'17 (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'17 (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'17 (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