Exam fields in North American West (Joshua Reid), Twentieth Century US History (Moon-ho Jung), Environmental History of North America and the Pacific (Linda Nash), Peoples and Mobility in Latin American History (Adam Warren)
Preliminary dissertation title: "Gateway Cities: Seattle and Vancouver in the Pacific, 1896-1939"
Madison Heslop's dissertation examines the connected histories of Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. Into the 1930s, many of Seattle and Vancouver’s residents were coastal people whose lives were entwined with the water. United by the Salish Sea, the relationships of these cities to one another and to the Pacific in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are best observed at the site of the urban waterfront. In adopting this attitude, “Gateway Cities” reorients the orthodox land-based approaches to urban history and the regional study of the North American West to the water in order to better understand the place of North America in the Pacific.
Summer 2019 Full-term
- Graduate student Madison Heslop receives the Charles Gates Award for article in Pacific Northwest Quarterly - August 13, 2021
- History: a source of inspiration for navigating 2020 - November 20, 2020
- Rogues Of Vancouver - March 6, 2020
- Exploring the Archives to Uncover New Pacific Northwest Histories - April 18, 2019
- Faculty, Graduate Students Win Fellowships to Attend Digital Humanities Summer Institute - April 20, 2017