Collaborative provides a space to discuss concerns specific to graduate students of color in the History Department. Our aim is to increase retention and support students through degree completion by providing academic, social, cultural, and emotional support to students of color. Additionally, we seek to promote and increase diversity within the department as well as across all academic disciplines at UIUC.

Contact:  Juan Mora (


Women’s and Gender History Symposium

For information on the 2022 Symposium: Bodies and Embodiment, April 9th from 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM CST.

Contact (2021-22): Jacob Bell and Heather Duncan.


International History Graduate Student Caucus

The International Student Caucus is a formalized group dedicated to promoting international diversity in the Department of History. It offers assistance and guidance to first-year international graduate students. It is also an opportunity for networking, event-planning, and collaboration with HSGA through which international students can get more involved in the department and on campus. Meetings will be held regularly and focus on the interests and concerns of international students in the department.

Contacts, 2017-18: Anca Mandru ( and Jun Huang (


Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) Local 6300 IFT/AFT -- the graduate student union

Oral History Reading Group.

Contact: TBA