Alumnus Rachel Schnalzer ’15 has successfully built a career in travel and writing. She's the audience engagement editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she writes the Escapes travel newsletter, lives in Germany and works remotely. Read more about her work in the Spring 2022 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine.
Department News Archive
By the Book: Prof. Mark Christian Thompson in Conversation with Tobi Haslett
Mark Christian Thompson, author of ‘Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory’ in conversation with Tobi Haslett.
Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson Joins YouTube Series on African Philosophy
Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson, alongside Omedi Ochieng, recently took part in a new YouTube series “African Philosophy Conversations,” hosted by Bruce Janz.
Forthcoming Article in “Renaissance Quarterly” by Professor Sharon Achinstein
Sharon Achinstein’s article, “A Common Humanity: From Poetry to Philosophy in Hugo Grotius,” which considers how Grotius’s theorizing of international law, specifically on captives and the enslaved, was shaped by […]
Professor Mark Christian Thompson Discusses Dean Celenza’s New Book, and the State of Humanities Teaching
In this age of disinformation and political polarization, Christopher Celenza, Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences joined SNF Agora for a discussion of our collective search for […]
“Phenomenal Blackness” Discussed in New Books Podcast with Brittney Edmonds of UW – Madison
Prof. Mark Christian Thompson’s book, Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory (University of Chicago Press, 2022) examines the changing interdisciplinary investments of key mid-century African American writers and thinkers, showing how their investments […]
Professors Jeanne-Marie Jackson and Mark Christian Thompson’s Books are Discussed in New Podcast
Professors Jeanne-Marie Jackson and Mark Christian Thompson have each had their latest books featured on the new podcast “Conversations in Atlantic Theory,” in conversation with John Drabinski at the University […]
Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory
Professor Mark Christian Thompson’s new book is now available. This unorthodox account of 1960s Black thought rigorously details the field’s debts to German critical theory and explores a forgotten tradition […]
These Novels Are Asking You to Read More, and Read Better
Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson reviews 2021’s big year for African fiction in the New York Times. The full article can be found, here.
The Enduring Value of an English Degree
In the face of a growing focus on STEM fields, Professor Mark Christian Thompson talks candidly about the enduring value of an English degree. Including why study in the humanities is more valuable than ever. (Spoiler alert: English majors do, in fact, find jobs.)