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Collaborative Research

Our history faculty are active scholars who try to create opportunities for students like you to work together on research projects over the summer. Such positions allow you to engage in hands-on, in-depth research with a faculty member to gain real-world work experience.

Recent student-faculty collaborative research projects:

The Linfield University Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory
A collection of oral history interviews with Linfield alumni who either served in the U.S. military or attended the college immediately before, during, or after WWII. Completed interviews are available online in the Linfield Archives Digital Repository. (Currently active and ongoing)
Faculty Advisors: Rachel Schley, Rich Schmidt, and Lissa Wadewitz
Student Researchers: Elisia Harder, Mel Van Hurck, and Kara Skokan

“Enos v. Sowle (1860): A Case of Sex, Politics, and Morality” (2015)
Faculty Advisor: Lissa Wadewitz
Student Researchers: Jennifer Nguyen and Sheryl Teoh

“Delving Deeper into James Connolly: Time in America, 1902-1910” (2015)
Faculty Advisor: Peter Buckingham
Student Researcher: Robin Seiler-Garman

“James Connolly’s Years in America, 1902-1910” (2014)
Faculty Advisor: Peter Buckingham
Student Researcher: Sydney Owen

“Finding Common Interests in the Times of Rising Conflict: Shibusawa Eiichi and the 1909 Japanese Commercial Commission to the United States” (2013)
Faculty Advisor: John Sagers
Student Researcher: Sydney Owen