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History Graduate Student Association

Graduate students at a paintball event

History Graduate Student department representatives

  • Ph.D. Representative: Chris Choe
  • M.A. Representative: Rory Oates

History Graduate Student Association

The History Graduate Student Association is a private, non-profit student group whose aim is to provide camaraderie and intellectual community to history graduate students. Membership is voluntary.

Officers, 2023-24

  • President: Chris Choe
  • Vice-President and annual book sale: Rory Oates
  • Professional Development Workshop series: Bryant Barnes and Andrew Craig
  • 1st year mentoring (Spring 2024-Fall 2024): Jamie Weiss and David Parker
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jared Asser
  • Social Events Coordinator: Andrew Craig

Activities of the HGSA

HGSA also hosts a number of workshops, activities, and social events throughout the year.

Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) offer an opportunity for students to meet and interact with faculty of the department in a casual setting for workshops on topics such as finding funding and external grants, networking at conferences, organizing research, writing the dissertation proposal, going on the job market and job talks, and even how to incorporate your research into your teaching effectively. These workshops are often paired with student presentations, which give graduate students in the history department the opportunity to “workshop” and present conference papers, job talks, articles, and other written pieces or presentations to their peers for feedback and advice.

In addition to organizing these workshops, HGSA sponsors graduate "get togethers" each semester and works to promote an environment of academic and social well-being for the graduate student community.

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