Graduate History Association (GHA)

The History Department at UNC Charlotte is home to an active Graduate History Association (GHA), which is open to any graduate student with an interest in history. Becoming a member of the Graduate History Association provides you with ample opportunities to get to know history faculty in a less formal setting, meet fellow graduate students, and advance your academic career.

The main project of the GHA is hosting the annual Graduate History Forum, and we are preparing for the 28th Annual Forum in Spring 2016. The forum provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to present original research in a professional academic setting. The forum also has a featured guest speaker.

Some of our other events include: an annual Welcome Picnic, tailgating at football games, outings in NoDa, hosting graduate student workshops, and more!

General meetings are held throughout the year at which GHA activities, degree requirements, thesis preparation, Ph.D. programs, career opportunities, and other related subjects are discussed. For more information about becoming a member of the GHA, please send an email to and join our group on OrgSync

For the most up-to-date information on the GHA and our events, be sure to like our Facebook page!


2015-2016 GHA Officers

  • Marissa Nichols- President
  • Ross Smith- Vice President
  • Kate Moore- Treasurer
  • Hallie Gillespie- Secretary
  • Andrea Guzman- Senator
  • Samantha Jo Thompson- Outreach Coordinator


The 2015-2016 GHA Officers at the Welcome Picnic

The 2015-2016 GHA Officers at the Welcome Picnic