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Brian Stack publishes article in the Journal of the History of Sexuality

PhD candidate Brian Stack has published an article in the Journal of the History of Sexuality. The May 2019, volume 28, opens with Stack’s work titled, “From Sodomists to Citizens: Same Sex Sexuality and the Progressive Era Washington State Reformatory.”

Use your WSU Libraries access provided to faculty, staff, and students to read the article on Project Muse, here!


Ryan Booth wins Fullbright!

Congratulations to doctoral student Ryan W. Booth who has received a Fulbright U.S. Student award to spend nine months in India exploring socio-cultural characteristics attributed to indigenous soldiers during the British Raj up to a century ago.

His work adds an international element to his dissertation, and may well lead to a new global thread of research in the area of military history.

Booth is WSU’s 62nd student to receive a Fulbright since 1949, the ninth from the history discipline, and the fifth to study or teach in India; the next-most-recent studied there in 1965.

Read the Indian Country Today article in full here!

2015 PhD graduate Jacki Tyler receives book contract!

Jacki Tyler, PhD 2015 (Boag), who is now assistant professor at Eastern Washington University, recently received a book-contract from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after a successful peer-review process. She is now working on revisions. The tentative title of her book is The Power of Political Chatter: Settler Colonialism and the Construction of Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Oregon.

Jose Velazquez, history undergrad, attends HICE with department & CAS support!

The department would like to congratulate Jose Velazquez, undergraduate history major, on the successful presentation of his senior research project at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Jose received funding for his trip from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office!

Jose hopes to eventually work in higher education as an administrator where he can assist students from underprivileged communities in accessing higher education opportunities. Great work Jose!


Daniel Fogt awarded residential research fellowship in Michigan!

We are happy to announce that Daniel Fogt, a PhD candidate in our department, has been awarded a Graduate Student Research Fellowship at the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, in Grand Rapids Michigan. The fellowship offers a residential fellowship at the center and comes with a stipend to support his research. Fogt’s work will include research relating to his dissertation, tentatively titled “Regulating Marriage and Socio-Religious Boundaries: The Reformation and Acts of Nonconformity in Netherlandish Refugee Communities, 1550-1590.” Congratulations, Daniel!

Dr. Jennifer Binczewski receives Visiting Research Fellowship

We are happy to announce that Jennifer Binczewski (PhD WSU, 2016) has received a Visiting Research Fellowship from Durham University, to complete research from her book manuscript, based on her dissertation “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1620.” She will complete this research in Durham (UK) in this coming summer as she prepares her book manuscript.

Hans-Petter Grav is now employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

WSU graduate (PhD History spring 2018) Hans-Petter Grav is now employed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, as PhD program advisor for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to his duties, he will teach occasional U.S. history courses for the University of Trondheim.

Foreign Language 300 counting for Asia Program credit, Sp. 2019

Foreign Language 300 will be focusing around Transnational anime in the Spring of 2019! Transnational Anime explores the development of the commercial Japanese animated film and television industry in the 20th Century. The course focuses on the many transnational, transcultural, and trans-industrial exchanges that took place between animation studios, animators, and audiences in Japan and the United States from the prewar era to the turn of the century, with a particular emphasis on two periods of major industrial change: the 1950s-60s and 1990s.


Reach out to your advisor as soon as possible with questions!