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    General Admission Contact
    The New School for Social Research
    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
    [email protected]

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

    Federico Finchelstein

    Department Secretary
    Tahera Tajbhai

    Historical Studies Student Handbook

  • Admission

  • 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
    • Princeton 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
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    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
    • Research and educational programs coordinator, Warrior Women Project


    • 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

    • Member, AmeriCorps VISTA
    • 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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