Western Association of Women Historians

Established: 1969. Membership: 400+. Annual dues: $50 income over $90,000, $40 income $60,000-89,999, $30 income $30,000-59,999, $20 income under $29,999, $10 graduate student, $500 lifetime membership

Website: http://www.wawh.org/

Statement of Purpose: The Western Association of Women Historians promotes the interests of women historians both in academic settings and in the field of history generally. The association gives prizes, including Founders’ Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize, Judith Lee Ridge Prize, Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize, Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize, Gita Chaudhuri Prize.

Annual Meeting: Mid-April to mid-June

Publications: The Networker

Western Assoc. of Women Historians
Dept. of Hist., California State Univ.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: 562.985.4431

Primary Contact: Amy Essington, Exec. Dir.


Jessica Weiss
California State Univ., East Bay
E-mail: jessica.weiss@csueastbay.edu

Rebecca Jo Plant
Univ. of California, San Diego
E-mail: rplant@ucsd.edu

Executive Director
Amy Essington
Western Assoc. of Women Historians
E-mail: aessington@verizon.net

Cynthia Scott
Claremont Graduate Univ.
E-mail: cynthiascott@earthlink.net

Pamela J. Stewart
Arizona State Univ.
E-mail: pamela.stewart@asu.edu