Fall 2021

From the Dean
1 From the dean The dean reflects on how we adapted to the pandemic as we reenter the classrooms.
Alumni Spotlight
2 Relevant relics UChicago alum Timothy Harrison helps model the contested past—and the climate future.
4 Two perspectives on urbanism An Assyriologist learns about ancient cities from an unconventional source, while a visual artist uses technology to provide a new perspective on contemporary cities.
Faculty Focus
6 New faculty fall 2021 This year the Division of the Humanities welcomes four new faculty members: three assistant professors and one full professor.
Graduate Students
8 Sound mind Doctoral student Amy Skjerseth researches sound, from its emotional uses in film to lip-syncing and deep fakes.
Faculty Interview
10 From the academy to the Academy UChicago professor Jacqueline Stewart discusses her role at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Humanities at Work
12 Humanist at law UChicago alumna Jacki Cooper Melmed finds her English degree had a profound effect on her law career.
13 How to win at “Tamil Scrabble” Improvements and the pandemic drive scholars—and tabletop gamers—to the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia.