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Graduates & Placement

Our PhD students have moved on to successful careers in academia, the public humanities, and in the public domain.

Our graduates teach at top universities across the country, including the University of California System, University of Colorado, University of Indiana, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M, Williams College, and the University of Wisconsin.

Our graduates work in the public humanities, in roles such as State Historian, State Public Historian and Curator, and State Curator.

Our graduates work in the public domain in roles as diverse as freelance writer, editor, academic advisors, and elected office.
  

Graduates

Abreu, Christina Denise - Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University

Ackermann, Marsha – Lecturer I, History & Philosophy, Eastern  Michigan University

Ananat, Ryan Snyder - Writer and Independent Scholar, Self Employed

Ardizzone, Heidi – Assistant Professor of American Studies St. Louis University

Aune, Stefan - Assistant Professor of History, New York University

Avivi, Yamil - Independent Scholar, Independent Scholar

Aziz, Maryam - 2020-2021 Post-Doctoral Scholar, Pennsylvania State University

Barba, Lloyd - Assistant Professor of Religion, Amherst College

Bass, Chris Kae - Veteran Student Advisor/ School Certifying Official, Drake University

Bass, Christine – Program Director, Women in Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Belt, Rabia Shahin - Associate Professor of Law, Stanford University

Bernabe, Jan Christian - Chief Creative & Operations Director, FLXST Contemporary

Blanton, Matthew - WilliamHistory and Social Science Teacher, Milton Academy

Bolton, Jason - Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine

Brent, Elizabeth – Freelance Writer

Brick, Howard – Professor, Louis Evans Chair in U.S. History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Brooks Tatum, Shanesha R F - Founding Vice President, Creative Research Solutions

Cardenas, Maritza Elena - Associate Professor of English, University of Arizona

Carr, Jesse - Mellon Project Coordinator, University of Michigan

Casillas, Dolores Ines - Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Chaar-Lopez, Ivan - Assistant Professor, University of Texas - Austin

Chang, Jason - Upper School History Teacher, Bentley School

Chávez, John – Professor of History, Southern Methodist University

Ching, Paul – Teaching and Learning Consultant, University of Minnesota

Chung, Brian - Associate Professor, University of Hawaii - Manoa

Cialdella, Joseph Stanhope - Program Manager, University of Michigan

Cornelius, Tyler - Visiting Assistant Prof. of History and Environmental Studies, Colorado College

Cui, Shu-Qin – Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

De La Vega Hurtado, M. – Executive Director, International Film Seminar, NYC

Dillard, Angela – Professor Residential College, DAAS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dolgon, Corey – Professor of Sociology and Director of Community Based Learning, Stonehill College.

Dupuis, Reshela – Education Advocate, Office of Hawaiian Affair

Erman, Samuel Thomas Corcoran - Associate Professor of Law, University of Southern California

Felber, Garrett A - Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

Finley, Chris - Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Finn, Margot - Lecturer II, University of Michigan

Foley, Neil – Professor of History, American Studies and the Center for Mexican American Studies and Associate Dean, University of Texas at Austin

Fujita Rony, Thomas – Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, California State University - Fullerton

Garcia-Pena, Lorgia - Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature, Harvard University

Garland, Libby - Professor, City University of New York

Garzonio, Dominic - Assistant Director of Admission, Interlochen Arts Camp

Gaudet, Joseph - English Teacher, Holderness School

Gentry, Charles - Lecturer

Genser, Wallace - Senior Associate Director for Fellowships, University of Pennsylvania

Gordon, Anna Pegler - Professor Social Relations and Policy, Michigan State University

Gothie, Sarah Conrad - Adjunct Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Gould, Sarah - Interim Executive Director, Mexican American Civil Rights Institute

Green, David - Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Hardin, Tayana - Associate Professor, University of Denver

Harmon, Elizabeth - Digital Curator, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Harris, Lisa – Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan

Hass, Kristin – Associate Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan

Hill, Robert S - Assistant Professor of History, Concordia University

Howell, Sarah F - Associate Professor of History; Director of the Center for Arab American Studies, University of Michigan - Dearborn

Hymson, Laura - Dean of Academic Affairs, Bard College

Johnson, Colin – Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, Adjunct Professor in American Studies and History, Indiana University — Bloomington

Jolly, Jallicia - Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Amherst College

Julyk, David Peter - Experienced Regulatory Quality Assurance Consultant

Kamil,Meryem - Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of California - Irvine

Kelderman, Frank - Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

Kimmel, Shawn David - Community/ Occupational Health & Wellness Specialist, Amazon

Kim-Rajal, Patricia – Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies, Sonoma State University

Klein Hernandez, Kris - Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

Kusnerz, Peggy – Librarian, University of Michigan (retired), Associate Editor, History of Photography, panoramic photographer

Kustritz, Anne M - Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

Kwak, Jennifer - Instructor, University of Hawaii - Manoa

Lebeau, Patrick – Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and American Indian Studies, Michigan State University

Lee, Joo - Lecturer, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan

Lee, Peggy - Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, University of California - Davis

Lee, Sharon – Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow, Gender and Sexuality, New York Univesity

Lennard, Katherine - Cultural Historian, Stanford University

Lessens, Kelly - School Board Member,Anchorage School Board

Lieberman, Robbie – Professor of History, Southern Illinois University — Carbondale

Lloyd, Brian – Associate Professor of History, University of California — Riverside

Lieu, Nhi – Assistant Professor American Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Texas-Austin

Lira, Natalie - Assistant Professor, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Lloyd, Brian - Associate Professor of History, University of California - Riverside

Low, John – Assistant Professor Comparative Studies, Ohio State University-Newark

Macedo Pool, Maria Teresa - Instructor of Sociology, Cabrillo Community College

Macfarlane, Lisa – Sr. Vice Provost Academic Affairs, University of New Hampshire

Macgillivray, Emily Jane - Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Northland College

Macias, Anthony – Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California — Riverside

MacKenzie, Annah Elizabeth - Communications Manager, Global Designing Cities Initiative

Maeda, Daryl – Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado — Boulder

Majaj, Lisa - Writer, Editor, Researcher, Lecturer

Majewski, Karen - Mayor, City of Hamtramck

Mann, Katrina – Instructor, Truckee Meadows Community College

Marchevsky, Alejandra – Liberal Studies Faculty, California State University — Los Angeles

Masur, Kate – Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University

Metzl, Jonathan – Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Director, Program in Med, Health and Society, Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University

Millan, Isabel A - Assistant Professor, University of Oregon

Miller, Rachel - Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Mitchell, William – Public Historian and Curator, New Haven, CT

Molldrem, Stephen - UC Presidents Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California - Irvine

Moon, Jennifer – Editor, Cornell Medical College

Morales, Cheli – Addictions Services Manager , Jackson County Health & Human Services, Medford, OR

Morales, Erik - Academic Advisor III, Wayne State University

Morales, Orquidea - Assistant Professor, SUNY Old Westbury

Moreau, Joseph Robert - Teacher of History, Abraham Joshua Heschel School

Moses, Janee - Post-Doctoral Fellow in American Culture, University of Virginia

Mott, Shani Tahir - Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

Nation, Richard – Professor and Chair of History & Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University

Nitta (Sato), Marie - Assistant Professor, Musashi University

Noel, Hannah Kathryn - Associate Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Ofori-Mensa, Afia - Director, Presidential Scholars Program, Princeton University

Olson, Alexander Igor - Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University

Pagni, Charlotte Fay - Professor of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University

Paris, Leslie – Associate Professor of History, University of British Columbia-Vancouver

Pas, Justine Magdalena - Associate Professor of English, Lindenwood University

Pasfield, Veronica Ann - Principal Brand Creative & Founding Editor, Territory Media

Peacock, Jennifer Lynn - Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Davidson College

Pegler-Gordon, Anna – Associate Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University

Peterson, Rachel – Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies, Grand Valley State University

Pittenger, Mark – Associate Professor of History, University of Colorado — Boulder

Pool, Maria Teresa Macedo – Instructor of Sociology, Cabrillo Community College, Santa Cruz, CA

Porter, Eric –  Professor of American Studies, University of California - Santa Cruz

Poyourow, Rebecca - Assistant Dean for Advising, University of Pennsylvania

Pratt, Anastasia – Clinton County Historian, SUNY Empire State Lecturer and Coordinator of Advanced Certificate in Pubic History

Quinn, Rachel Afi - Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Rabinowitz, Paula – Professor of English, University of Minnesota

Rael-Galvez, Estevan – Independent Scholar

Ramirez, Pablo – Associate Professor of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph

Reid, Cavar - Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan

Rigelhaupt, Jess Meyer - Associate Professor, University of Mary Washington

Rogers, Mark – Chair, Division of Humanities; Professor of Communication, Walsh University, Ohio

Rua, Merida – Associate Professor of Latina/o and American Studies, Williams College

Rubeck, Tracie – Academic Department Coordinator, Amherst College

Sailiata, Kirisitina Gail - CFD Postdoctoral Fellow, Macalester College

Saranillio, Dean – Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow in Gender and Sexuality, New York University

Scott, Ellen - Associate Professor: Associate Dean Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UCLA

Shavelson, Susanne – Assistant Director, Institute for Informal Jewish Education, Brandeis University

Shomali, Mejdulene - Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender + Womens Studies, University of Maryland - Baltimore

Stiffler, Matthew - Lecturer, University of Michigan

Sung, Wendy - Assistant Professor, University of Texas - Dallas

Syrett, Nick – Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado

Teves, Stephanie - Associate Professor, University of Oregon

Textor, Alex – Freelance Writer

Theoharis, Jeanne – Associate Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Tilton, Jennifer – Associate Professor of Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Redlands

Truong, Vivian - Post Doctoral Fellow in American Studies and Asian Studies, Vassar College

Umphrey, Martha – Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

Valentin, Wilson - Associate Professor of Sociology and American Studies, Hampshire College

Vargas, George – Associate Professor of Communications and Theatre Arts, Texas A&M

Vargas, Zaneta – Curator, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives

Vargas, Zaragosa – Kenan Eminent Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Vecchiola, Carla – Senior Lecturer Honors Program, Wayne State University

Vigil, Kiara - Associate Professor of American Studies, Amherst College

Vonbokel, Aimee - Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Wang, Grace – Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of California — Davis

Wang, Lee Ann Shih-Ching - Assistant Professor, University of California - Los Angeles

Wendorff, Laura – Professor, English Department, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Wheaton, Deidre Lyniece - Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair of Educational, Multicultural, and Exceptional Studies, Jackson State University

Whiteley, Kathleen - Assistant Professor, University of California - Davis

Winand, Angela – Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies, University of Illinois Springfield

Winkler, Barbara Scott – Professor and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Southern Oregon University

Wisniewski, Stephen Charles - Visual and Exhibits Director, Flint Children's Museum

Wittmann, Matthew – Curator of Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Wong, K. Scott – James Phinney Baxter III – Professor of History and Public Affairs Williams College

Worsley, Shawan Wade – Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department, University of San Francisco

Wu, Cynthia – Assistant Professor, Transnational Studies, SUNY Buffalo

Wu, William – Freelance writer

Zeller, Ariella – Dean of Student Affairs, University of the People On-line University

Zimmerman, Enid – Professor Emeritus, Indiana University Bloomington