The New School for Social Research

Recent Placements

  • Students who complete the MA in our program have found success, whether they continue their education in a doctoral program or enter the workforce. Our alumni enroll in in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities at a range of top institutions, including The New School. They can be found in tenured and tenure-track positions at research universities, liberal arts colleges, and other institutions. Other graduates use the writing, critical thinking, and research skills they have developed as historians at places as diverse as the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Rolling Stone, Credit Suisse, numerous primary and secondary schools, university-affiliated research institutions, and more. A sample of recent alumni outcomes is below.

    To get a sense of the work of our recent graduates, read the Research Matters profile of MA alumnus Rien Fertel, who received a PhD at Tulane University after completing his degree at The New School for Social Research. A James Beard-nominated author and historian, Fertel  teaches at the University of Mississippi.

    For individuals interested in thinking more about a graduate degree in history, we recommend “The Many Careers of History PhD’s,” a report published by the American Historical Association in spring 2013. Their findings illustrate employment rates for historians across a range of fields.

  • MA Graduates


    Chi-Ante SingletaryYouth Engagement FundOperations Manager
    Aidan SwansonThe New Historia Head of Research 



    Nicholas CavaioliKuharski, Levitz, and GiovinazzoResearch Paralegal
    Michael GottliebCity University of New YorkStudent, Advanced Certificate in Social Studies Education
    Awis Nari MrananiKOMPAS TV, Jakarta News Presenter and Producer 




    Nadia ChristidiMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Doctoral Student
    Daniel UdellWikitongues, New York, NYFounder




    Benjamin AndersThe New School for Social Research, New York, NYDoctoral Student
    Antonia CucchiaraNew York City High School of Fashion, New York, NYTeacher
    Jessica Cunti Junior Editor and Communications SpecialistCredit Suisse
    Alicia PetrolliniChurchill School and Center, New York, NYAssistant Teacher     
    Casey RocheteauInsideOut Literary Arts, Detroit, MITeaching Fellow


    Name Employer Position
    Javier Galeano Brown University, Providence, RI Doctoral Student
    Lygia Georgiou New York University, New York, NY Doctoral Student
    Christopher Harris The New School for Social Research, New York, NY Doctoral Student
    Alexandra Karambelas FreelanceResearcher
    Cagla Orpen The New School for Social Research, New York, NY Doctoral Student
    James Thajudeen Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Doctoral Student
    Amanda Wallace Fordham University, Bronx, NY Master's Student
    Koren Whipp Freelance Researcher



    Minju BaeTemple University, Philadelphia, PADoctoral Student
    Erin EasleyColossal MediaMarketing Manager
    Bilal KotilThe New School for Social Research, New York, NYDoctoral Student
    Joseph Lombardo The New School for Social Research, New York, NY Doctoral Student
    Camilo Lund-Montano University of California, Berkeley, CADoctoral Student
    Max SymuleskiDuke University, Durham, NCDoctoral Student
    Laura ZapataRed Vision Systems, Inc., Parsippany, NJTax and Municipal Examiner


    Matthew CiocchiNew York Public LibrarySenior Page
    Laura CoplandThe New SchoolDirector of Faculty Affairs
    Jessica DanielsIHRDC, Boston, MABusiness Affairs Administrator
    Stephanie d'ArcJaleesa, LebanonCOO and Co-Founder
    Bethany JohnsonUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte, NCResearch Faculty Associate
    Julia Lerma The New School for Social Research, New York, NY Doctoral Student


    Kathleen AchilleThe Devon Group, New York, NYManaging Partner
    Peter BerardBoston College, Chestnut Hill, MADoctoral Student
    Kelly Jo CigmanUniversity of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CTGraduate Student
    Michael NugentBaltic Street AEH, New York, NYSenior Employment Specialist
    Raquel ThompsonNew York University, Tandon School of Eng., New York, NYProgram Operations Manager