History Graduate Student Association


Our Mission

The NIU History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) provides opportunities for professional development, fosters academic collaboration, and promote the discipline of history in a supportive intellectual environment. Each fall we host a national graduate student conference, highlighted by a keynote from a distinguished historian. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2017 HGSA Conference, which will take place on the NIU campus, Friday, November 3, 2017. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Professor Douglas R. Egerton of Le Moyne College, who will speak on the topic of black soldiers in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His talk is titled, “The ‘Black Iron Hand’: Midwestern Soldiers and the Crusade to Save America.” 

2017-2018 Officers

  • President - Kylie Fendrick
  • Vice President - Justin Iverson
  • Secretary - Kelly Kass
  • Treasurer - Alex Sosenko
  • Conference Coordinator 2017 - Justin Iverson
  • Conference Committee - TBD
  • Departmental Graduate Colloquium Committee - Hannah Palsa
  • PhD Representative for Graduate Committee - Alex Sosenko
  • MA Representative for Graduate Committee - Hannah Palsa
  • Exploratory & Fundraising Committee - Will Wojkiewicz
  • University Colloquium Committee - Kevin Luginbill
  • Undergraduate/History Club Liaison - Kelly Kass
  • Website Committee - TBD