July 3, 2023

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate History Journal has published its Spring 2023 edition. Established in 2016, the journal is dedicated to publishing original historical research by History majors, minors, and other interested students.

This edition features the diverse work of seven undergraduate students, with topics ranging from Early Modern humoral theory to early nineties horror media.

Contributing authors include graduating history majors Mac Godinez ‘23, Brianna Hastry ‘23, Jeremy Spevack ‘23, Albert Thomas ‘23 and Rowan Vail ‘23; rising senior history major Naomi Silverman; and finance and legal studies student Michael Pastorello. A table of contents and the full text of each article is available on the journal's webpage.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate History Journal is published by a student-run editorial board. The editors-in-chief of the 2023 edition are honors history majors Ellie Costello ‘23 and James Griffin. Costello’s research focus is modern Latin American and economic history. The recipient of several department awards, Costello graduated in May ‘23 and is currently pursuing a career in public interest law. Griffin is a rising senior with plans to write a thesis; his work has focused on 19th century US history.

The associate editors are rising seniors Andrew Bielecki and Jillian Gochinski and sophomore Ciara Smith. Respectively, their research focuses are Islamic history; United States history and public history; and American colonization, Indigenous Studies, and ancient civilizations. Professor Garrett Washington is the faculty advisor.

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