Onward and Upward

Hire a humanist

Interested in supporting the career of a graduate student in the Humanities Division? You can do so by:

Hosting an externship, which pairs a current master’s or PhD student with an alumnus of the Division for two to three days of on-the-job mentoring;

Hiring a graduate student for a summer or permanent position through Chicago Career Connection, an online resource of the University’s Career Advising and Planning Services (CAPS) office;

Speaking about your career path to current students through on-campus career programs.

In 2011, alumni hosted externs at TimeOut Chicago, the Block Museum of Art, Cook County Circuit Court, Morningstar Inc., and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among others. To get involved, please contact Heather Upshaw at 773.834.2502 or hupshaw@uchicago.edu.


PhD Programs

Art History

  • Kris Cohen, Assistant Professor, Reed College
  • Chriscinda Henry, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
  • Matthew Hunter, Assistant Professor, McGill University
  • Harper Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Hunter College
  • Evelyn Carmen Ramos, Curator of Latin American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Jeffrey Saletnik, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Amherst College
  • Christina Yu, Assistant Curator of Chinese Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Cinema and Media Studies

  • Doron Galili, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
  • Andrew Johnston, Visiting Assistant Professor, Amherst College
  • Diane Lewis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
  • Katharina Loew, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
  • Inga Pollmann, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ariel Rogers, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema Studies, Colby College

Comparative Literature

  • Kasia Bartoszynska, Assistant Professor, University of Bilkent
  • Dongfeng Xu, Adjunct Faculty, Emory University

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

  • Fumiko Joo, Postdoctoral Associate, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University
  • Yuhang Li, Postdoctoral Associate, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University
  • Xiao Tie, Assistant Professor, Indiana University
  • Yijiang Zhong, Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore


  • Mollie Godfrey, Visiting Assistant Professor, Bates College
  • Jim Hodge, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
  • Elizabeth Hutcheon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Huntingdon College
  • Josh Kotin, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
  • Salinda Lewis, Visiting Instructor, Kenyon College
  • Marie McDonough, Lecturer, Boston University
  • Anahid Nersessian, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
  • Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor, Huntingdon College
  • Michael Robbins, Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Mississippi University

Germanic Studies

  • Andrew Erwin, Visiting Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College
  • Joel Lande, Postdoctoral Fellow and Cone-Haarlow-Cotsen Fellow, University of Basel, Switzerland and Society of Fellows, Princeton University
  • Katharina Loew, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
  • Elisa Primavera, Research Fellow, IFK (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften/International Research Center for Cultural Studies), Austria


  • Suwon Yoon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University


  • Jacob Bancks, Assistant Professor, Augustana College
  • Luis-Manuel Garcia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Erika Supria Honisch, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Peter Kupfer, Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University
  • Feng-Shu Lee, Center for Italian-American Opera
  • James Sykes, Research Associate, University of London

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

  • Emran El-Badawi, Assistant Professor in Arabic Languages and Literature, Program Director, University of Houston
  • Virginia Herrmann, Research Project Professional for Ashkelon Excavations, Semitic Museum, Harvard University


  • Erica Holberg, Assistant Professor, Utah State University
  • Jennifer Lockhart, Postdoctoral Fellow (Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities), Stanford University
  • Thomas Lockhart, Assistant Professor (deferred until 2012), Quinnipiac University
  • Ryan Long, Law and Philosophy Fellow and Assistant Professor (deferred until 2012), University of Chicago Law School and Philadelphia University
  • Micah Lott, Assistant Professor, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh

Romance Languages and Literatures

  • Jorge Abril-Sánchez, Lecturer, Wake Forest University
  • Heather Allen, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jesús Botello, Lecturer, Indiana University
  • Timothy Gaster, Assistant Professor, Monmouth College
  • Daniel Lorca, Assistant Professor, Oakland University
  • Novia Pagone, Visiting Assistant Professor, Knox College
  • Glenn Roe, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, University of Oxford

Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Kinga Kosmala, Lecturer, University of Chicago
  • Alina Wyman, Assistant Professor, New College of Florida