History welcomes the Class of 2018 to the doctoral program. 

The class of twelve has studied at universities across the United States and around the world (Canada, Chile, China, England, Germany, Israel, South Korea, and Taiwan). Two students studied in University of Chicago MA programs, and seven students in all have MA degrees. The students will focus on East Asian, European, Latin American, and US history, with strong interests in the economy and environment, intellectual history and technology, race and gender, and empires and colonialism.


Back row (L to R): Xavier Ante, Tahel Rachel Goldsmith, Zhi-Xiang Niuniu Teo, Juan Wilson, Michael Feeney, Julia Mead, Hannah Youngeun Park
Front Row (L to R): Laura Cremer, Rohan Chatterjee, Fiona Maxwell,  James Bradley

Thanks to the Graduate Student Aid Initiative the university offers five years of tuition, health insurance, and generous fellowships along with four summers of research funds worth nearly $500,000 to each student. Individual students received further funding from the Neubauer Family Distinquished Doctoral Fellows program, the Brenda and Earl Shapiro Scholars in History pilot program, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.

We encourage your gifts to support our students.

By Joanne M. Berens, MFA '93, jberens[at]uchicago.edu