With an unparalleled location in the nation's capital, award-winning faculty and access to some of the most important research repositories in the world, the GW Department of History offers an ideal platform from which to explore our past. Undergraduate and graduate students are exposed to a diversity of topics, from the Africa diaspora to the Cold War, from imperialism to urbanization, from the founding of Islam to Jewish history, from race relations to labor, law and politics. Students graduate with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for success in a wide range of careers.
PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lost.
Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State
African Americans and Africa: A New History
Spinoza's Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy
Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism