Faculty & Staff

Program Director:

James Hevia
Phone: (773) 834-7585
Fax: (773) 834-7802
Office: Gates-Blake 116

James Hevia's research deals with nineteenth century European empire building and its impact on Asia. His most recent book is The Imperial Security State: British Colonial Knowledge and Empire-building in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  His current research deals  with pack animals, colonial warfare and veterinary medicine.

Department of History

 Senior Lecturer:

Larisa Jasarevic
Phone: (773) 834-5288
Fax: (773) 834-7802
Office: Gates-Blake 123


Larisa Jasarevic pursues research interests in medicine and economies of gift and debt in postsocialist, postconflict Bosnia. With attention to intimate exchanges, her work traces popular trajectories from marketplaces to health sites that outline new ways of living and being political. Her new research project examines convergences and divergences of speculative forms of knowledge around a controversial archeological, pilgrimage, and tourist site in central Bosnia. She is particularly interested in ways in which local and global science and forms of insight compete to grasp what is immediately invisible but rendered imaginable through forms of scientific and spiritual mediation and metrics.


Program Administrator:

Primary contact for TA and preceptor inquiries, program questions, and IS major advising

 Josh 2014 Profile.jpg                                                                                         Joshua Oxley                                                                                                        Phone: (773) 834-7628                                                                                            joxley@uchicago.edu                                                                                           Office: Gates-Blake 119                                                                                   


Faculty Governing Committee:

  • John Boyer, Dean of the College, Professor of History and the College
  • Dain Borges, Associate Professor of History and the College
  • Mark Bradley, Professor of International History and the College
  • Bruce Cumings, Professor of History and the College
  • Nadine Di Vito, Director of Language Program in Romance Language and Literature and the College
  • Michael Geyer, Professor of History and the College
  • Susan Gzesh, Executive Director of Human Rights, Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences Collegiate Division
  • Alan Kolata, Professor of Anthropology and the College
  • Emilio Kouri, Professor of History and the College, Director Katz Center for Mexican Studies
  • Francoise Meltzer, Professor of Comparative Literature, Romance Languages and Literature, Divinity School and the College
  • Kathleen Morrison, Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences in the College and Director of the Center for International Studies
  • Lisa Wedeen, Professor of Political Science and the College, Associated Faculty Department of Anthropology
  • Dali Yang, Professor of Political Science and the College, Faculty Director of University of Chicago Center in Beijing