Research

Our faculty and students are active and engaged researchers, publishing and presenting scholarly and public-facing research on wide range of topics.

History department faculty regularly publish award-winning monographs and journal articles. They also write articles and essays for blogs, newspapers, and magazines; host or appear on podcasts and radio shows; contribute to documentaries; and develop digital and public history projects. 

Graduate students conduct cutting-edge research for master's essays, theses, and projects and doctoral dissertations. History majors and minors conduct original research as part of their curriculum, and have the opportunity to develop an individualized research project and work closely with a faculty mentor. Many of our students present their research at local, national, and international conferences.

Our History Communication Lab, public history program, and the WSU Humanities Clinic provide our students with opportunities to engage with popular audiences and deploy their research skills in service of local businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.