Fall 2023

From the Dean
1 From the dean The new dean discusses the strength—and growth—of the humanities at UChicago.
Alumni Spotlight
2 An intricate tapestry UChicago alumna Claire Roosien, AB’10, AM’17, PhD’19, pursues a more nuanced view of the former Soviet Union.
4 Two perspectives on popular music A musicologist and a scholar of Japan examine the culture of pop music from the Cold War to the digital age.
Graduate Students
6 Learning in concert Award-winning composition PhD students share the full range of their skills.
Faculty Focus
8 New faculty fall 2023 The Division of the Humanities introduces nine faculty members.
Humanities at Work
10 Peak TV Bob Daily, AM’86, discusses his career writing for television.
On Campus
12 An interview with Dean Nelson The new dean in the Humanities Division discusses her role.
Book Spotlight
13 Excerpt: “Imagining the End” UChicago scholar Jonathan Lear considers how mourning gives meaning to life.