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July 19, 2018
Jere L. Bacharach Endowed Professor in International Studies Jordanna Bailkin on how mass movements of refugees have turned into mass detention in many liberal democracies.
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July 3, 2018
UW History Professor Margaret O'Mara is quoted in this op-ed comparing the reputations of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
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June 21, 2018
UW history professor, Jordanna Bailkin, on how Britain's past refugee camps shed light on today's global refugee crisis. Featured on Oxford University Press 
Professor Joel Walker
June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Joel Walker who recently received the UW Honors Program 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. This student given award reflects the meaningful impact Professor Walker has had in the classroom in his nearly ten years of service to the Department of History.  
May 28, 2018
Every Spring the Department of History gets to come together in celebration of some its brightest members at the History Awards Ceremony. 
Department of History, Doctoral Candidate Michael Aguirre
May 5, 2018
Department of History PhD candidate, Michael Aguirre recently sat down with UW Graduate School to discuss Cinco de Mayo and its' appropriation in US culture.  In this piece Aguirre discusses the historical roots of the day and the effects of cultural appropration on indigenous cultures.  Click here for the full interview. 
Library Books
April 17, 2018
Did you write a really great research paper this year? Were you involved in an awesome group project? Have you spent hours immersed in the library, your head in primary and secondary documents?   Then you should be applying for this award!
Professor Arbella Bet-Schlimon
April 6, 2018
Arbella Bet-Shlimon, professor of the history of the modern Middle East, first joined the University of Washington in 2013 after receiving her PhD from Harvard in 2012. She decided she wanted to be a historian while completing an interdisciplinary master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies. 
Husky 100 recipient Hannah Fumiko Takemori
April 6, 2018
Hannah Fumiko Takemori receives prestigious accolade
Award Winnning Faculty Quintard Taylor and Laurie Marhoefer
April 6, 2018
It’s already shaping up to be a golden year for our faculty