Accomplishments: Department of History

May 19, 2020
Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been nominated president-elect of the Western History Association (WHA), and will serve as president of the organization in 2022. The WHA's mission is "to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands."
February 20, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had a piece published in FixGov, a Brookings Institution blog. Their piece "Electing a President: The Significance of Nevada," discusses that "while the outcomes of the Nevada caucuses may only yield a handful of delegates to the winning candidates, those who perform strongly in diverse, urban Las Vegas are well positioned to gain the nomination and to...
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors.  The panelists who shared their knowledge and insight were Frank Rudy Cooper (Law), A.B. Wilkinson (History), David Robinson (Student Counseling and Psychological Services), and Phil...
February 12, 2020
William Bauer (History, American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "I'm Afraid It Would Not Be Allowed to be Put in Print": California Indian Oral Histories and a Reimagining of the United States History" at the International  Conference on Oral History held at Birkbeck College, University of London, earlier this month.
January 28, 2020
Jeff Schauer (History) published an invited blog post, "An Ecological Anomaly: Wildlife Policy on the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt," on the Oxford University-based, European Research Council-funded Comparing the Copperbelt project site. Comparing the Copperbelt combines the efforts of transnational and borderlands scholars of the colonial and national eras to explore the significance of the central African Copperbelt (which spans contemporary Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to...
January 24, 2020
Carlos S. Dimas (History) recently presented his working paper "Science on the Pampas: The Development of the Argentine Meteorological Service and the Formation of the Nation-State" at the annual American Historical Association Conference in New York City. The research for this paper stems from his work as a Residential Fellow at Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
January 22, 2020
Michelle Tusan (History) is the author of the book, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill, which now is out in paperback.
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral History and Collaborative Inquiry to Explore Candidate Resilience and Craft Equitable Experiences for ARL Teachers of Color. The research will focus on ...
January 7, 2020
Michelle Tusan (History) published a piece, "Impeachment, Executive Power and Genocide" in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the impeachment crisis.  
December 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and the American Indian Alliance) made a presentation, "Generational Trauma and Round Valley’s History: Slavery and Boarding Schools," at the Decolonizing Your Approach to Justice for Child Abuse symposium, which was held on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. He discussed the history of slavery and boarding school education as it affected children from the Round Valley Reservation as well as the concepts of sovereignty and colonialism. 
November 21, 2019
William Bauer (History) and Fawn Douglas (Art) were featured speakers with Jack Malotte, an accomplished visual artist who focuses on Great Basin landscape, contemporary political issues faced by Native people, and environmental activism. Bauer proposed some historical/political context for Malotte's work. Douglas provided readings of some of Malotte's artworks and interviewed him from the stage. The event explored the motivations for Malotte's work and celebrated his imagination, which has...
November 19, 2019
John Curry (History) recently acted as a chair and discussant for a panel at the 2019 Middle East Studies Association conference, Modes and Methods of Manuscript Publication in the Early Modern Period: The Ottoman, Safavid and European Realms, reviewing the four paper submissions and drawing them together as part of an invited talk meant to conclude the panel.