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History Graduate Students Association HGSA




HGSA is a community of grad students meeting to get to know other grad students and faculty, talk history, put on social and informational events, share resources, and serve as a bridge between grad students and the history department.  All history grad students are members!

Faculty Liason:  Dr. Houri Berberian


Upcoming Events:

Please join our group on Facebook to be kept up-to-date on current events.



Grad Resources:
Grad Program
Graduate Advisor
History Department Scholarships

Study Abroad:
Study Abroad Office

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Western Association of Women Historians


Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning an MA or PhD (Robert Peters)
“So What Are You Going To Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside of Academia (Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius)
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis (Joan Bolker)
Great Jobs For History Majors (Stephen Lambert and Julie DeGalan)





Summer Reading Club, 2008
Summer Reading Club

Faculty-Grad Surf Day, Spring 2008
Faculty-Grad Surf Day Summer 2008

Pub Night, Fall 2007
Pub Night Fall 2007

Death of A Hard Drive, Fall 2008

Dr. Lazarowitz destroying a hard drive
Above: Dr Lazarowitz destroying a hard drive
Dr. Blutinger destroying a hard drive
Above/Below: Dr. Blutinger with said hard drive
Dr. Blutinger and the dead hard drive



    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Spring 2016 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,
    Tuesdays: 12:30-2:30 pm
    Thursdays: 12:30-2:30 pm
    Fridays by appointment

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,
    Mondays: 12:00-3:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 12:00-3:00 pm

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,
    Tuesdays: 9:00-10:30 am
    Thursdays: 9:00-10:30 am

    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
    Wednesdays: 1:00-3:30 pm
    Thursdays: 1:00-3:30 pm

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.