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.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:22 PM | Anonymous member

    Updates and news for WHA student members here now!

    Conference information, travel discounts, sessions on the job market and other news WHA students can use. Click here now!

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:07 PM | Anonymous member

    The Western History Association is extending the deadline to submit applications for the WHA Graduate Student Prize to June 1, 2016.

    Each recipient will receive:

         A one-year WHA Membership

        2016 conference registration and accommodations for three nights in the conference hotel

        A ticket to the opening reception at the 2016 conference

        A ticket to the graduate student reception at the 2016 conference

     Prize Responsibilities: WHA Graduate Student Prize winners are expected to be active in the organization through service on WHA committees and/or through participation in annual conference events and attendance at conference sessions. In addition, WHA Graduate Student Prize winners will act as co-hosts of the Graduate Student Reception each year. Prize winners must attend the WHA conference in the award year. The WHA Graduate Student Prize may be held concurrently with other WHA graduate student awards. Each WHA Graduate Student Prize winner must submit a two-page post-conference report to the WHA no later than December 31 of the award year. Details on report requirements will be included with the award letter.

     To apply, please submit:

    •  Application cover page (name, contact information, institutional affiliation, year of study, and the names of thesis or dissertation committee members).

    • Curriculum vitae

    • A brief (one page) description of your interest in this prize and an assessment of how this prize will foster your professional goals

    All materials should be submitted electronically to Application deadline is June 1, 2016.  Late submissions will not be reviewed. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Winners will be notified by August 1, 2016.

    Western History Association
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Department of History
    605 Gruening Building
    P.O. Box 756460
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
    (907) 474-6509

  • Friday, March 11, 2016 4:44 PM | Anonymous member
    Now is a great time start thinking about the WHA's 56th annual conference this October in St. Paul, MN.
    A great place to start is to check to make sure your mailing address and membership are up to date. Conference Programs will be mailed on July 1.

    The Graduate Student Caucus is working hard to bring you useful and engaging sessions at this years conference. Efforts are currently underway to organize  a panel on navigating the job market at this year's meeting  and to bring back the popular Lightening Round session to present your doctoral research.
    Full conference details will be available in June, including an updated student travel forum on the WHA website designed to help students network and share conference expenses like rooming and transportation.

    The WHA is also looking for volunteers to help at the 2016 conference.  The tasks are simple, rooming and conference registration is provided and above all, it is a great way to network and engage with some of Western History's top scholars. Volunteer information can be found in the conference section of the WHA website.

  • Friday, March 11, 2016 4:42 PM | Anonymous member

    The Deadline for all WHA student awards, scholarships and fellowships is due by April 1, 2016. If you have not already done so, please visit the the WHA Awards page on this website to review the many awards offered specifically for students of Western History. Don't Wait! Do it today!

  • Friday, March 11, 2016 4:36 PM | Anonymous member

    Dear GSC Members,

    Please take a moment to review your contact information by logging in to the WHA website. The Graduate Student Caucus council will be sending out a Spring newsletter soon and we want to make sure you receive it!

    If you're having trouble logging in or need to set-up an online account with the Western History Association, contact the office directly at or by calling (907) 474-6509.

Jennifer Macias
University of Utah
Liaison, Chair

Rachael Katheryn Cassidy
University of New Mexico

John Buchkoski
University of Oklahoma

Tiffany J. González
Texas A&M

Gianna May Sanchez
University of New Mexico

Sponsors and Partners

The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Western History Association | University of Nebraska at Omaha | Department of History | 6001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182 | 

| (402) 554-5999 |

The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.