Department of History

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of History is fully supportive of the diversity and inclusion committments and initiatives of both the College of Liberal Arts and Auburn University

Furthermore, as historians we believe that the study of history is a powerful tool for combatting inequalities and bias in the United States and in the world.  A deep understanding of the past is an essential first step to making sense of the present and taking action towards a better future for all humanity.  Through our classes, we strive to give our students not only historical knowledge, but the critical analysis and communication skills to engage with even the most difficult historical topics.  As the American Historical Association has noted, "everything has a history."  

Many of the faculty and graduate students in the department also pursue individual research programs regarding the history of race, rights, and inequalities and women, gender, and sexuality.  Those interested in learning more may wish to consult their recent publications, or to visit the News page for recent stories on the impact their work has at Auburn and beyond. 


Last Updated: May 23, 2019