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The Department of History is now home to students across four WSU campuses. Please join us in celebrating the amazing accomplishments of our regional campus communities!

Department of History, WSU Vancouver

  • As part of the Feminist/Queer Dialogue Series through WSU’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Professor Peter Boag presented “Tales Grandmother Spun: Settler Colonialism and Domestic Violence as the Warp and Woof of a Westering Family’s (non)Memory,” in October 2020.
  • As part of the German Historical Institute’s lecture series, Mobilities and Migration Across the Americas, Assistant Professor Andra Chastain presented “Public Transport in the Americas: Mobility and Transatlantic Scientific Exchanges” on March 26, 2021.
  • Professor Laurie Mercier was awarded an Arts and Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship to support work on her newest book project.
  • Professor Sue Peabody moderated an important discussion about the racist depictions of black people in the commemorative mural of the abolition of slavery in the French National Assembly, titled “Racism on the Walls of the National Assembly: A Conversation with Mame-Fatou Niang and Julien Suaudeau.” The event was covered in an article by the New Yorker.
  • The WSU School of Languages, Culture, and Race finished its 2020-21 Lecture Series by featuring Sue Peabody (WSU Vancouver) who presented: “Microhistory: Reconstituting Slavery, Family, and Freedom” and John Streamas (SLCR, Pullman) who presented “Dis-Integration: A Futureless History of Nuclear Families of Color.” Read more about the event.

Department of History, WSU Tri-Cities

  • Faculty members Robert Bauman, Tracey Hanshew, and Robert Franklin each co-hosted episodes of “Past as Prologue” on the Northwest Public Radio. Read more about their episodes and the “Past as Prologue” series.

Department of History, WSU Global Campus

  • Congratulations to our 2021 Global Campus Outstanding Senior, Margaret Craddick!
  • Aaron Welchel, associate professor, career track (WSU Vancouver), was awarded this year’s Excellence in Online Teaching Award!
  • As the Global campus grows, we have expanded our offerings. HIST 466: The History of the Cold War will be offered for the first time in fall 2021. HIST 399: Lesbian and Gay History: Culture, Politics and Social Change will be offered in the U.S. in spring 2022.