Student Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership Opportunities

The Division of the Humanities at UChicago offers graduate students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, which can be critical for personal and professional development, through a myriad of activities and programming. While many departments have ways for students to get involved within their specific department, there are three main opportunities for students to become connected from a divisional standpoint.

Dean’s Student Advisory Board

This advisory committee serves as a voice for Humanities students to provide input and suggestions regarding policies and procedures within the Division directly to the Dean of the Division, Anne Walters Robertson. Meetings are held twice per quarter typically in Weeks 3 and 7, and representatives are selected by individual departments.

Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, Art History 

Amy Skjerseth, Cinema & Media Studies  

Caitlin Miller, Classics

Alia Breitwieser, Comp Lit

Brooke Engerman, Digital Studies

David Hogue, EALC

Michal Zechariah, English

David Kretz, Germanics

Laura Stigliano, Linguistics

Adrian Ray Avalani, MAPH

Natalie Farrell, Music

Chelsie May, NELC

Kévin O. Irakóze, Philosophy 

Loriane Lafont, Romance Languages & Literatures

Jo Brill, SALC

Marissa Fenley, TAPS

Cameron Mankin, Visual Arts

Fan Ge, Visual Arts

Humanities Division Graduate Student Council

The Humanities Division Graduate Student Council (HDGSC) represents students in the Division of the Humanities, allocates funds provided by the Student Activity fee, and fosters intradepartmental, as well as interdepartmental and divisional, activities. Each department or committee in the Division of the Humanities will designate one representative to the HDGSC, and these representatives collectively form the HDGSC. The HDGSC will name officers to lead meetings, budgetary review, and communication.

2019-2020 representatives:

Jon Bullock, Music

Vice President
Charles Wilson, NELC

The Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the representative student government for graduate students and focuses on building community across graduate divisions, helping students get the funding they need to further their academic and professional pursuits, and working with administrators to improve graduate student life. Additional information about the Graduate Council can be found here.

Academic Year Representatives:

Andrew Malilay White, Music

Aimee Gonzalez, Music

Howard Sum Cheuk Shing, EALC

Chu Kong Adrian Iu, MAPH 

Amy Patterson, MAPH