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Xiaofei Gao, New Assistant Professor

May 18, 2021

The History Department welcomes Professor Xiaofei Gao to the faculty! Professor Gao is an historian of modern China with teaching specializations in global history and modern East Asian history. Her research interests, she explains, gravitate toward the "intersections between society, environment, and gender relations." Professor Gao is currently working on...

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Fall 2019 Undergraduate Honors Recipients

April 20, 2020

Every semester the History Department is proud to support its students in their academic pursuits and celebrate with them when they reach the end of the BA program. In the Fall 2019 several students graduated with honors and exemplified the traits of professional historians with their Senior Seminar papers. The...

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International College Beijing, Instructor Jason Hostutler, and COVID-19

April 13, 2020

For many students and faculty, schoolwork has changed in ways many could have never imagined. With the spread of COVID-19, the university made the decision to close campus and transition to remote learning on March 16, 2020. Through this all, both students and faculty have shown an amazing amount of...

History Students and the Historical Studies Journal

April 13, 2020

Each year the History Department is proud to support its students and their research through the Historical Studies Journal . Our faculty review assignment submissions each semester and choose outstanding papers based on the papers’ arguments and content. Th journal is published at the end of each term. The History...

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Faculty Publications and Presentations

April 9, 2020

Dr. Chris Agee Prof. Agee was invited to submit the first chapter of his book—“That Neighborly Spirit of Mutual Care”: Neighborhood Anticrime Organizing in Philadelphia, 1970-1977—to a “Race and Policing" to a workshop organized by the Harvard Law School. This chapter narrates the rise of Philadelphia’s Mayor Frank Rizzo—a proto-Trump...

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Peter Kopp, New Associate Professor

April 7, 2020

The History Department would like to welcome Professor Peter Kopp to the faculty! Joining us from New Mexico State University where he was the Director of Public history for seven years, Kopp shared that he was looking for a new challenge in his career. He says, “I was drawn to...

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Historian to Social Worker, Shay Gonzales MA

April 7, 2020

Before Shay Gonzales graduated from CU Denver in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Communications, he had attended Community College of Denver where he earned his Associate’s degree in Art. Over the years Gonzales’ academic career has continued to progress. The research Gonzales...

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Dr. Hunt, Public Historian, Retiring

April 6, 2020

At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the History Department will be saying goodbye to one of its long-time faculty members, Clinical-Teaching Track Associate Professor Rebecca Hunt. Hunt taught her first class at CU Denver in 1999 as a lecturer, and in 2005 she became a Senior Instructor for...

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Phi Alpha Theta President, Zolaykha Hussainy, Graduating

March 23, 2020

In May of 2020 the CU Denver Phi Alpha Theta president, Zolaykha Hussainy, will be graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in History and minor in Biology. Hussainy has been the president of Phi Alpha Theta for over two years. She originally took the position in the Fall of 2018. Each...

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Streetcars and Student Teaching

March 23, 2020

Each semester the History Department is proud to support students as they work on diverse projects, both in and outside the university classroom. Harrison Sokol, a History major, is currently working toward earning his Secondary Social Science License. This semester Sokol worked with North High School, a public school in...