Prizes and Placements

Jenna Sarchio has been awarded a dissertation research award from the Elder Olson Fund of the Division of Humanities, which supports one student each year from across the division writing on the critical study of poetry and poetics.

Jenna Sarchio and Rosalie Stoner have both been awarded Mellon Foundation - University of Chicago Dissertation Completion Fellowships for AY '20-'21

The University of Chicago Provost's Office has announced that Liz Asmis will receive this year a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. This award recognizes Liz's exceptional dedication to the teaching and mentoring of graduate students across many generations, at every stage of their careers. 

Kassandra Jackson has accepted a tenure-track position in the Classics Department at Colby College.

Starting in Fall 2020, Jessica Seidman will be teaching upper-level Latin, introductory and intermediate Greek, and an advanced seminar at St. Albans School in Washington, DC.

Peter White has been nominated as a Franke Institute fellow for 2020-2021. He'll be studying narrative art in the "Confessions of St. Augustine."

Rosalie Stoner has been award a Stuart Tave Teaching Fellowship for '20-'21, for her syllabus, "Is Rhetoric a Good Thing? The Debate Between Rhetoric and Philosophy."

Mark Payne, Professor of Classics and the College, and in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought has been appointed a Chester D. Tripp Professor.

Emily Austin, Assistant Professor of Classics and the College, received a Fellowship at the Franke Institute for the Humanities as a member of the 2019-2020 class. 

Kassandra Jackson Miller (PhD '17) has received a two-year (renewable) contract as a visiting assistant professor at Bard College.

Abigail Akavia (PhD '18) has been awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Minerva Stiftung, a branch of the Max-Planck Gesellschaft, working on a project entitled "Empathy in Theater and Dance:  Listening, Movement and Collective Emotion."

Lakshmi Ramgopal (PhD '16) has accepted a tenure-track position at Columbia University.

Paul Vadan (PhD '18) has accepted a one-year visiting assistant professorship at Reed College.

Aaron Seider (PhD '11) has been awarded tenure at the College of the Holy Cross.

Julia Mebane (PhD '17) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Indiana.

Branden Kosch (PhD '16) has accepted a one-year visiting assistant professorship at the University of Dallas.

Natalie Trevino and Andrew Horne have both been awarded a Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2017-2018. These fellowships recognize the student’s academic achievement and enable the student to devote full attention and effort towards completing the dissertation.

Bart Van Wassenhove (PhD '16) has accepted a tenure-track position at the National University of Singapore.

Kassandra Jackson (PhD '17) has accepted a two-year visiting professorship at Union College.

Jonah Radding (PhD '16) has accepted a one-year visiting assistant professorship at Northwestern University.

Emily Jusino (PhD '14) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Rochester.

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