Teaching Fellows in the Social Sciences

The Teaching Fellows Program is a competitive two-year program designed to enhance the pedagogical skills and extend research training for recent graduates of doctoral programs in the Division. The program fosters a learning community in which Fellows gain additional teaching experience and professionalization in preparation for the job market while continuing to advance their research agendas.

Individuals accepted to the program have demonstrated excellence in their original scholarship, as well as in teaching. The program provides guidance and support, drawing on the expertise of faculty mentors from departments along with the resources of the Chicago Center for Teaching and UChicago GRAD.

Emily Osborn, associate professor in the Department of History, is faculty director of the Teaching Fellows.

2020-2021 Call for Teaching Fellows Applications Now Open

With questions about applying to become a fellow, email the Dean of Students Office.

2019-2020 Teaching Fellows

David Ansari
Comparative Human Development 

Ingrid Becker
Sociology

Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez
Psychology

Yung-Tsen Chen
Psychology

Suchismita Das
Anthropology

David Gutherz
Social Thought

Jaewoong Jeon
History

Trish Kahle
History

Christopher Kindell
History

Nicholas Kryzcka
History

Zak Leonard
History

Tasneem Mandviwala
Comparative Human Development

Emily Masghati
History

Erin McFee
Anthropology

Justin Neirmeier-Dohoney
History

Lucas Guimaraes Pinheiro
Political Science

Robert Reamer
Political Science

Adam Rowe
History

Sayantan Saha Roy
Anthropology

Erika Tschinkel
History

Konrad Weeda
Social Thought

Sarita Zaffini
Political Science

Former Fellows (with initial post-Teaching Fellow listed)

Amanda Blair, PhD'18 (Political Science) 
Initial Position: Research Program Officer in Learning, Evaluation, and Research, United States Institute of Peace

Guy Emerson Mount, PhD'17 (History)
Initial Position: Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Daniel Nichanian, PhD'16 (Political Science)
Initial Position: Senior Research and Editorial Fellow, Justice Collaborative/Fair Punishment Project and Editor of The Appeal

Seamus Power, PhD’17 (Comparative Human Development)
Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Copenhagen

Basil Salem, PhD'16 (History)
Initial Position: Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, The University of Chicago 

Nora Taplin-Kaguru, PhD'16 (Sociology)
Initial Position: Assistant Professor, Earlham College