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.

Evelyn Atkinson

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Law, Letters and Society, History (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, History (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

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)


Sabrina Datoo

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hamilton College
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, History (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; race, labor, and colonial capitalism; migration and the politics of mobility; sovereignty, infrastructure, and international shipping.


John-Paul Heil

PhD '22 (early modern European history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Early modern Europe, intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance, Renaissance humanism and philosophy, Renaissance reception of classical philosophy, and Italian cultural history


Alexander Hofmann

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, History (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

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, History (2022-24)
PhD '22 (East Asian history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

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


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


Agatha Kim

PhD '22 (History of Science), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Natural science and philosophy in 18th- and 19th-century Europe; Nationalism and sciences; History and sociology of knowledge; Environmental history; Enlightenment; Romanticism; J. W. von Goethe; Jules Michelet; Digital humanities

On the market for academic positions


Roy Kimmey III

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, History (2022-24)
PhD '22 (modern European history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

East Central European history; modern Hungary; immigration and migration; nationalism; cultural history of state socialism; histories of humanitarianism and human rights; minority rights and politics; politics of recognition; Romani studies; ethnomusicology


Yasser Ali Nasser

International, 2017

Research Interests

Transnational history; India-China relations; postcolonialism; nation and state building; intellectual history; social movements and internationalism; conceptions of modernity


Nicholas O'Neill

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Power, Identity, and Resistance (2022-24)
PhD '22 (early modern European history), University of Chicago

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


Kristine Palmieri

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago
PhD’22 History; Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (joint degree)

Research Interests

History of Philology and the Human Sciences; German and Central European History; History of Science and Knowledge in Modern and Early Modern Europe (including Britain); the Global History of “modern” Science; Science, Culture, and Society; Science and Gender; American Astronomy and Astrophysics (19th- 20th- Centuries).


Sarath Pillai

PhD '22 (South Asian history), University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Modern South Asia, British empire, global history, federalism, legal and constitutional history, postcolonial histories/subaltern studies, Indian princely states, history of Travancore/Kerala, decolonization, international law, self-determination, nationalism, and sovereignty


Colin Rydell

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

Research Interests

Early modern Britain; transnational food pathways, consumption, and commodity history; colonial America and the Atlantic World; alternative agriculture


Zoya Sameen

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Colonizations and CGSG (2022-24)
PhD '22 (South Asian history), University of Chicago

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.

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Natalie Smith

Promotions Assistant at University of Chicago Press
PhD '22 (modern European history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern Europe and the Mediterranean; intersections of urban, environmental, and cultural issues in southern France and the French Mediterranean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

On the market for alt-ac positions


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


Michael Williams

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, European Civilization
PhD '22 (modern European history), University of Chicago

Research Interests

Modern Europe, Modern European Intellectual History, Theories of Modernity and of the West, Modern Germany, Modern Russia, German Idealism, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida and Post-Structuralism, Lebensphilosophie, Philosophies of Consciousness, Philosophies of Language, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, Theories of Democracy, Race in the United States