2022 WHA Graduate Student Election

The 2022 WHA Graduate Student Caucus Election will be held this August, with new members being introduced at the 2022 WHA Conference in San Antonio, and we want YOU to get involved! Take a look at positions up for election and consider nominating yourself for a position.

We encourage self-nominations, and ask that you send a brief (200-word) bio, along with a photo for the election website no later than June 15, 2022. Please send all information to whagsc@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the above email.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide service and get experience working with a professional organization!

For more detail on each position within the GSC, as well as responsibilities and expectations of each role, click here.

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 WHAGSC@gmail.com  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!

WHAGSC Takeover Tuesdays

To help graduate students of the North American West engage with new audiences and promote fresh content, Caucus members are given an opportunity every Tuesday to takeover the WHAGSC Twitter account!  If you're interested in getting involved, email the Caucus at WHAGSC@gmail.com and take a minute to check out the Takeover guidelines.

WHAGSC News and Newsletter

We are happy to share our fall newsletter with you all. If you have any news or updates you would like for us to share, don't hesitate to reach out at WHAGSC@gmail.com. Also, follow us on our Twitter and Facebook social medial platforms! 

2021-2022 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 Jenni Tifft-Ochoa at WHAGSC@gmail.com.

Jenni Tifft-Ochoa


Gianna M. May Sanchez

WHA-GSC Vice-Chair

Taylor Rose

Fundraising Coordinator

Brianna Tafolla Riviere

Outreach Coordinator

Korina Ike

Social Media/PR

Alike Bourgette


Shine Trabucco
Twitter Takeover

Hayden Nelson
WHA-GSC Newsletter Editor

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!

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860