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 students with ample opportunities to get to know history faculty in a less formal setting, meet fellow graduate students, and advance their academic career.

The main project of the GHA is hosting the annual Graduate History Forum, which takes place each spring. The forum provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to present original research in a professional academic setting, and it also features presentations from a visiting historian and a member of our faculty.

General meetings are held monthly for members to discuss activities, degree requirements, thesis preparation, Ph.D. programs, career opportunities, and other related subjects. For more information about becoming a member, and to stay updated on our events, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and check out our Niner Engage page! If you have any questions, feel free to email the GHA ( or message us on social media.

The 35th Annual Graduate History Forum was held on March 17-18, 2023


2023-2024 GHA Officers

President: Katie Cordell

Vice President: Alec Slawich

Treasurer: Olivia Dobbs

Senator: Megan White

Outreach Coordinator: Carly Collins