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Graduate Scholar Publications/Honors

Brooks, Ryan. Resident Graduate Scholar 2013-2014

Assistant Professor of English at West Texas A&M University
Liberalism and American Literature in the Clinton Era (Cambridge University Press, June 2022)

D'Alessandro, William. Resident Graduate Scholar 2016-2017


Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford (2023–2025)
The necessity of mathematics.

Philosophy Fellow in residence at the Center for AI Safety in San Francisco (January–August 2023)
Aligning AI with human interests.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München (2020–2023)


"Explanation in mathematics: proof and practice" in Philosophy Compass. Awarded American Philosophy Association 2019 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize for article “Viewing - as explanation and ontic dependence” (published in Philosophical Studies in 2018).
“Unrealistic Models in Mathematics”, forthcoming in Philosophers’ Imprint
“Transferable and Fixable Proofs”, forthcoming in Episteme

Das, Smita. Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellow 2012-2013

Department of English
“Subjecting Pleasure Claude McKay’s Narratives of Transracial Desire.” Journal of Black Studies 44.7 (2013): 706-724.

Guha, Manamee. Resident Graduate Scholar 2018-2019.

Department of History.
Defended dissertation, October 2019: “Performing Britishness: The Club as a Representation of Power in Colonial Calcutta (1827-1947).”

Hiday, Corbin. Resident Graduate Scholar 2020-2021

Essay, “Colonial Exhaustion and Mining Limits in H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Peter Abrahams’ Mine Boy," won Honorable Mention for the Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) Graduate Student Essay Prize.
Version of my chapter that I presented at the Resident Graduate Scholars Seminar, "Catastrophic Energies," won the English Department Anne Hopewell Award for best dissertation chapter.

James, Lisa. Resident Graduate Scholar 2016-2017.

Named UIC Deans' Scholar 2017-2018

Korn, Jenny. ReWrite May 2016.

Outstanding Book Chapter Award from the African American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association, November 2017. Additionally, she is among 20 scholars selected to receive a fellowship from The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Marshall, Lindsay. Resident Graduate Scholar 2016-2017

Published article in Jacobin; received fellowship from The Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.

Murali, Deepthi. HWW Career Diversity Fellow Summer 2019

2020-2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.
Producer, PhD Futures Now! a podcast on career diversity and graduate education in the Humanities (sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls Consortium)

Pathak, Aviral. Resident Graduate Fellow 2017-2018.

Awarded Society for Business Ethics Founders' Award for promising PhD students in the field of business ethics, included in SBE 2018 cohort of Emerging Scholars.

Parsons, Anne E. Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellow 2011-2012

Department of History.
“From Asylum to Prison: The Story of Lincoln, Illinois,” Journal of Illinois History 15 (Winter 2011 [2012]).
“When the Erotic Becomes Illicit: Struggles over Displaying Queer History at a Mainstream Museum,” co-authored with Jill Austin, Jennifer Brier, and Jessica Herczeg-Konecny, Radical History Review 113 (Spring 2012).

Scalvedi, Caterina Resident Graduate Scholar 2022-2023

An Empire of Possibilities: Education in Fascist Italy's African Colonies, 1922-1943
Defended on May 12, 2023.


2022 Dissertation Research Grant. UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.
2022 LAS Graduate Research Grant. UIC Department of History.


“The Missionary at the Gates of ‘Dawn’: Educational Continuities from Fascist Somalia through the UN Order (1920s-50s).” Northeast African Studies 22, n. 1 (2023): forthcoming.

“Making the Colonial School: Catholic Teachers and Muslim Students in Italian Somalia (1930-1941).” In Narratives of Education in Times of Colonization and Decolonization in Africa (1920s-1970s), edited by Pierre Guidi, Ellen Vea Rosnes, Jean-Luc Martineau. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming in 2023.

“Competition between Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in Italian Colonialism and Early Decolonization: a Survey” (tentative title). Symposium: Global Anti-Protestantism in the Age of Decolonization (1919-1958). September 2023. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.

“'Italians Good Educators'? Origins and Transformations of a Fascist Myth (1930-1950).” Paper proposal submitted to the Conference's Call for Proposals: Cantieri di Storia XII. University of Cagliari, Italy. September 13-15, 2023.

“National-Imperial Pedagogies. Educational Materials and the Making of Italy’s Colonial Empire.” Conference: Crossed Gazes: Publishing and the Oltremare between Colonialism and Post-colonialism. University of Pavia, Italy. June 8-9, 2023.

Soriano, Tim. Resident Graduate Scholar 2016-2017.

Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Vatansever, Saniye. Dissertation Fellow 2014-2015

Department of Philosophy.
“Kant’s Response to Hume in the Second Analogy: A Critique of Buchdahl’s and Friedman’s
Accounts." The Journal of the International Society of the History of Philosophy of Science, 2016.

Zycherman, Ariela. Post-Doctoral Fellow 2013-2014

“Public and private dimensions of a birthday party: Politics, economics, and food in an Amazonian community.” Food and Foodways, 24:3-4, 153-172.