WashU Expert: History of female presidential candidates

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“Women have been running for president since before they had the right to vote,” said Andrea Friedman, professor of history and of women, gender, and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Andrea Friedman on Monica Lewinsky and the Politics of Heterosexuality in the 1990s

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What happens if we take Monica Lewinsky at her word?

Liz Borgwardt answers the question, "9/11: What Would Trump Do?" along with other scholars in Politico magazine

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It’s the totally unthinkable question that Americans find themselves confronting this week: What would President Donald Trump do in a genuine national crisis?

Douglas Flowe on Public Racial Violence and Black Self-Defense in Early 20th-century NYC

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Douglas Flowe on Public Racial Violence and Black Self-Defense in Early 20th-century NYC

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On May 27th of 1904 the crackle of gunfire on W. 62nd St. in Manhattan jolted Sarah Lucas awake in the early morning.

A Student Voice interviews senior honors thesis writer Lauren Maly

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As a newsletter writer who strives to voice students’ interests and a history major who intends to write a Senior Thesis next year, I was more than happy to interview Lauren Maly, who talked excitedly about her thesis.

Science on Tap with Professor Corinna Treitel

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Conflicts over genetically modified crops have become a regular feature of the daily news.

Congratulations to Amanda Scott!

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Please join the Department of History in congratulating graduate student Amanda Scott, who has received a Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Why Study History? A Student's Voice

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In short, history classes illustrate the vitality and value of inquiring “why?”

Hold That Thought - Violence and Memory

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How should we remember historical moments of violence and loss?

Soviet Jewish Youth Confront the Nazi Genocide

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This book is the first systematic account of young Soviet Jews' lives under conditions of Nazi occupation and genocide.

"Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia"

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First monograph based on oral histories with Holocaust survivors in the former USSR.