Teaching Fellows

Emily Masghati

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Emily Masghati

Area of Study

Department of History

Emily Masghati

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Emily Masghati specializes in the history of foundation philanthropy, examining its influence on social science, higher education, and African American intellectual history. Her manuscript, tentatively titled “The Rosenwald Generation: The Fellowship Program that Changed America,” traces the cohort of social scientists sponsored by the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which from 1928 to 1948, ran an expansive fellowship program for African American intellectuals, the first of its kind to institutionalize support for nonwhite scholars. Masghati is currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. In addition to teaching U.S. history, she teaches Global Social Thought, Introductory Demography, and a Research Practicum. Masghati earned her MA (2014) and PhD (2019) inhistory from the University of Chicago.

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