Faculty Chair: Mesmin Destin

Bio and picture coming soon!



Assistant Chair: Jessica Biddlestone

I'm a PhD candidate in the History Department where I am finishing up a dissertation called, "France in Roman Africa: Antiquity and the Making of Empire in French Algeria and Tunisia, 1830-1900. My research interests are French and North African history, the history of imperialism and colonialism, classical reception studies, and material culture. This year, I'll be a T.H. Breen fellow at the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies at Northwestern, where I'll be making a podcast about how historians do what they do. When I'm not podcasting, or at PARC, or writing my dissertation, I'm into exploring Chicago on my bicycle, hanging out with my dog and cat, watching Westworld, and reading contemporary fiction and science fiction. Hope to see you at lunches and FaculTEA this coming year! 


Associate Chair: Michael Allen

A full list of fellows can be accessed here