Staff and Faculty Advisors

Staff advisors

Prospective students with questions about the program and/or admissions processes should contact Erin Leigh Inama.

Admitted and incoming students with questions about the program, Visit Day, and/or their fellowship packages should contact Erin.

Current students with questions about degree requirements (including courses, languages, and progress reviews such as the third semester exam and orals), GSI and reader applications and assignments, and their fellowship packages should contact Todd Kuebler

Current students with questions about the departmental research year grant and professionalization events and support should contact Erin.

Faculty advisors

The 2017-2018 Director of Graduate Studies (Head Graduate Advisor) is Professor James Vernon. The Director of Graduate Studies chairs the Graduate Advisors Committee (GAC) and is the Department’s officially designated faculty liaison for the graduate program. In this capacity, the Director of Graduate Studies signs all correspondence sent by the Department to the Graduate Division, including everything from routine petitions (such as the Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy forms) to special requests for exceptions to policy.

The 2017-2018 Equity Advisor is Professor Peter Zinoman. Among other functions, the Equity Advisor consults with the Director of Graduate Studies and the other faculty in the program to ensure that diversity is taken into account in the recruitment, selection, and retention of graduate students.

The 2017-2018 GSI Affairs Advisor is also Professor Peter Zinoman. The Advisor for GSI Affairs functions as a liaison among the Graduate Division, department faculty, and GSIs; provides information concerning policies relating to GSIs to faculty and GSIs in the program; and raises issues on their behalf with the administration.

The 2017-2018 Gender Equity Officer is Professor Sandra Eder. The Gender Equity Officer was created by the Department in 2014 to help ensure that the graduate program fosters a respectful environment for all regardless of their gender or sexuality. Their role is to assist students and the Director of Graduate Studies address questions of curriculum bias, classroom interactions, relationships to peers and advisers, the mentoring of women and LGBTIQQ students, and representing the needs of birth mothers.

The 2017-2018 Career Development and Diversity Officer is Professor Elena Schneider. The Career Development and Diversity Officer is responsible for the development and delivery of programming designed to help prepare students for careers within and beyond the academy. The role works closely with the History Graduate Association and the Career Development and Diversity Coordinator.

The other members of the 2017-2018 Graduate Advisors Committee are Professors Janaki Bakhle, Victoria FredeThomas Laqueur (spring only), Waldo Martin (fall only), Rebecca McLennan, and Maureen Miller.

Last updated 18 September 2017