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Dr. John Kinder Speaks Nationwide About Disabled Veterans

kinderkinderDr. John Kinder, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, has received nationwide attention for his newest book, Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015. Dr. Kinder's 2015 Veterans' Day Address at the Minnesota History Center was featured on Minneapolis Public Radio during February 2016. You can listen to the address here

On March 31, 2016, Dr. Kinder gave a lecture, "Healing the Nation's Wounds: The Great War, Medicine, and America's Disabled Veterans," at OSU's Edmon Low Library. You can watch a video of the lecture here

OSU Graduate Students Honored With Awards

12028697 1222641811098279 4058486413190379289 oGraduate students Sarah Barton, Cara Menasco, and Jared Eberle won awards for the papers they presented at the Phi Alpha Theta State Conference at Oklahoma Baptist University on February 27, 2016. Sarah Barton won 1st place in Graduate U.S. (The Crack Epidemic: An American Myth), Jared Eberle won 2nd place in Non-U.S. (Uniting the Red People of the Western Hemisphere: Native Activists in Nicaragua), and Cara Menasco won 3rd place in Non-U.S. (Unveiling Women's Religious Activities in Ancient Rome).

Jared Eberle also won the Summer Dissertation Fellowship from Oklahoma State University's Graduate College, the third year in a row a History PhD student has been selected for this prestigious campus-wide honor. 

Emily Allen, a sophomore History major, won the Women’s Faculty Council Research Award. Keith Harris, our 2016 Outstanding Senior, won a graduate fellowship to continue his studies at Purdue University. Andrew Knepfler won OSU’s Best Freshman Research Presentation award.

History Students Honored in the 2015 A&S Banquet

History majors Ross Johndrow and Evan Willford are among the honored students in the annual banquet held on Friday April 17th, 2015. 

Ross Johndrow honored as honor degree candidate

Ross Johndrow, candidate of honor degree, shakes hands with
Dean Danilowicz.

evan willford the outstanding history major

Evan Willford receives the Outstanding History Major award.


New Ph.D. Enhanced Stipend Award Announced

                                                                   Teaching Associate Enhanced Stipend Award

The History Department is pleased to announce the creation of a new $7,500 Teaching Associate Enhanced Stipend Award to be given to an outstanding applicant to the Ph.D. program in 2017-2018. Given satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree, this award is renewable for up to four years. Added to the regular Teaching Associate stipend of $13,311, this award will bring the annual compensation for the individual selected to $20,811 for the academic year.

History alumnus Gilbert O. Sanders Receives APF Gold Medal Life Achievement Award

gilbertsandersWe were advised by the College of Arts and Sciences that Dr. Gilbert O. Sanders, a 1967 history graduate, went on to pursue a career in psychology and is now being honored with the American Psychological Foundation's highest honor, the Gold Medal in Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology. He is currently the primary mental health consultant for the Family Medicine Department at Tinker Air Force Base. The complete article announcing this award can be viewed at