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WHA Graduate Student Caucus

The Western History Association Graduate Student Caucus is devoted to serving the needs of students of Western History by providing  opportunities to excel in the fields of Western History. All student members of the Western History Association are encouraged to join the Graduate Student Caucus.

It is our mission to ...

1. Provide information and access to an evolving graduate student body that aids them in preparing for a rapidly changing professional workplace that values the skill set of historians and historical training.

2. Create an inclusive and collaborative academic environment that enhances the educational opportunities of graduate programs by connecting graduate students and their career interests in Western History.

To join, simply e-mail  with your name and affiliation. You must be a member of the WHA to be a member of the WHA Graduate Student Caucus. It's easy and cheap to join the WHA at the organization's affordable Student Rate ($30). Become a member today!

2022-2023 Graduate Student Caucus Council

The WHA Graduate Student Caucus elects new leaders each year. If you are interested in being involved in this student leadership opportunity within the WHA please contact WHA-GSC Chair Brianna Tafolla Rivière at

Brianna Tafolla Rivière


Gwendolyn Lockman

WHA-GSC Vice-Chair

Jessica Martinez

Membership and Outreach Coordinator

Taylor Bailey

Fundraising Coordinator

Rebecca Gonzalez

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

Leah Cargin
Social Media Coordinator

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!