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 2022-2023
Doctoral Students

Adriana Obiols, ARTH
Kendra Sanders, CMS
Nory Peters, CMPLT
Susanna (Yihan) Sun, EALC/TAPS
Tyler Lutz, ENGL
Peter Metzel, GRMN
Sanghee Kim, LING
Anne Monique Pace, MUSI
Anna Berlekamp, NELC
Darren Kusar, RLL
Kanika Singh Sisodia, SALC 

Dean’s Student Advisory Board 2022-2023
MA/MFA Students

Teresa Brickey, MAPH 
Roxanne Fisher, MAPH 
Elisha Hamlin, MAPH
Maky Haynes, MAPH
Iona Liu, DoVA
Bhuvaneshwari Ramaswamy, DIGS
Kaitlin Rikala, MAPH
Anna Shabi, CMES
Lewis Sherman, MAPH
Maria Simms, MAPH
Tongtong Zhang, DIGS

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.

2022-2023 representatives:

Catie Witt, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Vice President
Christian Borgen, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

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, Music
Charlotte Stender, MAPH