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 once per quarter typically in Weeks 4 or 5, and representatives are selected first by an application process and if needed, then requested by individual departments.

Dean’s Student Advisory Board 2020-2021
Doctoral Students

Jenny Harris; Art History 
Ritika Kaushik; Cinema & Media Studies 
Laura Bevilacqua; Classics 
Ido Telem; Comparative Literature

Joseph Haydt; Germanic Studies
Brianna Wilson; Linguistics 
Patrick Dittamo; Music 
Cagdas Acar; Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations 
Amy Levine; Philosophy 
Thomaz Amancio; Romance Languages & Literatures 
Sthira Bhattacharya; South Asian Languages & Civilizations 
Stepan Atamian; TAPS/Germanic Studies 

Dean’s Student Advisory Board 2020-2021
MA/MFA Students

Lily Sadowsky; CMES 
Yuexin Chen; DIGS 
Ifeoma Abara;
Alana Ferguson; DoVA 
Xinyi Song; MAPH 
Michael Beit; MAPH 
Michelle Chow; MAPH 
Asya Sagnak; MAPH 
Adrian Ray Avalani; MAPH 
Tara Guillaume; MAPH 

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.

2021-2022 representatives:

Catie Witt, NELC

Vice President
Naomi Harris, 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:

Aimee Gonzalez;
Arshy Azizi,
Mariah Bender,
Matthew Hewett;
Natalie Farrell;
Zhengyuan Ling,