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.


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


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


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


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


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


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