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.

Within each cohort of Fellows, some appointments have responsibilities for teaching undergraduate students in the College. Beginning in 2020-2021, some appointments have responsibilities for teaching students in the Division's MA programs. 

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 and programs along with the resources of the Chicago Center for Teaching and UChicago GRAD. Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, associate professor in the Department of History, is faculty director of the Teaching Fellows.

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

2020-2021 Teaching Fellows

Sneha Annavarapu
Sociology

Michaela Appeltova
History

Ingrid Becker
Sociology

Nicholas Campbell-Seremetis
Committee on International Relations

Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez
Psychology

Amy Coombs
History

Molly Cunningham
Anthropology

Oliver Cussen
History

Natalja Czarnecki
Global Studies

Suchismita Das
Anthropology

Mark Deming
Political Science

Ashley Drake
Comparative Human Development

Ines Escobar Gonzalez
Global Studies

Nathaniel Gonzalez
Human Rights

David Gutherz
Social Thought

Lara Janson
Sociology

Benjamin Jeffrey
Social Thought

Gentry Jenkins
Political Science

Jaewoong Jeon
History

Nicholas Judd
Sociology

Robert Kaminski
Law, Letters, and Society

Menna Khalil
Anthropology

Christopher Kindell
History

Daniel Knorr
History

Nicholas Kryzcka
History

Zak Leonard
History

Patrick Lewis
Anthropology

Kimberly Lewis Meidenbauer
Psychology

Eliza Little
Social Thought

Kevin (Bryce) Lowry
Anthropology

Deirdre Lyons
History

Tasneem Mandviwala
Comparative Human Development

Naama Maor
History

Emily Masghati
History

Jane McCamant
Sociology

Erin McFee
Anthropology

Amy McLachlan
Global Studies

Yasmeen Mekawy
Global Studies

Parysa Mostajir
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science

Victoria Nguyen
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Kristina Pagel
Comparative Human Development

Lucas Guimaraes Pinheiro
Political Science

Colin Rydell
History

Sayantan Saha Roy
Anthropology

Zachary Sheldon
Anthropology

Moodjalin Sudcharoen
Anthropology

Chao Wang
Human Rights

Konrad Weeda
Social Thought

Former Fellows (with initial post-Teaching Fellow position listed)

David Ansari, PhD'18 (Comparative Human Development)
Initial Position: Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis

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

Laura Horton, PhD'18 (Comparative Human Development)
Initial Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas Austin

Trish Kahle, PhD'19 (History)
Initial Position: Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Abu Dhabi

Justin Niemeier-Dohoney, PhD'18 (History)
Initial Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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

Robert Reamer, Phd'18 (Political Science)
Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, Oberlin College

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