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).


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.


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


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


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