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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission

        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        Admissions Liaison
        Ross English

        Committee on Historical Studies
        80 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10011
        Tel: 212.229.5100 x3385
        Fax: 212.229.5929

        Oz Frankel

        Senior Secretary
        Annie Huaraca

        Student Advisor
        Julian Gomez Delgado

        Historical Studies Student Handbook


    • With a strong interdisciplinary foundation, students from the Historical Studies department use empirical, historical, and ethnographic expertise to rethink the present. Our students are accepted into the most prestigious universities, sought-after companies, and respected institutions in their fields.

      Our master’s alumni have continued their graduate studies in master's and doctoral programs at top universities, including:

      • Harvard University
      • Columbia University
      • Brown University
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      • New York University
      • University of California, Berkeley
      • Duke University
      • The New School for Social Research
      • University of Texas at Austin
      • University of Notre Dame
      • London School of Economics and Political Science
      • Northwestern University
      • St. John's University School of Law
      • University of South Carolina

      They have also found employment in the following sectors:

      Nonprofits and NGOs

      • Founder, Edible History
      • Operations manager, Youth Engagement Fund
      • Head of research, The New Historia
      • Co-founder and executive director, Wikitongues
      • Communications manager, Detroit Justice Center
      • Development coordinator, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
      • Director of operations, American Folk Art Museum
      • Program coordinator, Games for Change
      • Executive director, Cypress Fund
      • Fellow, Turkish Heritage Organization


      • News presenter and producer, KOMPAS TV
      • Founder, In The Beginning
      • Freelance writer and editor
      • Freelance digital strategist and content creator
      • Publishing administrator, Cutey Music Group

      Education and Libraries

      • Teacher, New York City Department of Education
      • Assistant teacher, The Churchill School and Center
      • Senior page, New York Public Library
      • Library assistant, Edmonton Public Library
      • Middle school history teacher, Achievement First
      • Program administrator, The New School
      • Mellon postdoctoral fellow, Wesleyan University
      • Assistant professor, Whitman College
      • Assistant professor, Marmara University
      • Part-time faculty, New York University

      Legal, Finance, and Business

      • Research paralegal, Kuharski, Levitz & Giovinazzo
      • Editor and communications specialist, Credit Suisse
      • Tax/municipal examiner, DataTrace
      • Founder and league coordinator, S3 Boston Simply Sports Social
      • Consultant, EightCloud
      • Archivist, United States Department of Defense
      • Data collection technician, Q Analysts
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