Sandweiss Presides over Western History Association Conference; Princeton Shows Strong Presence

Nov. 4, 2019

Martha Sandweiss, Professor of History and the current president of the Western Historical Association (WHA), delivered the conference's presidential address, titled "Seeing History: Thinking About and With Photographs." The conference took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 16-19, 2019.

Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History, was awarded the Sally and Ken Owens Award for The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion and the Making of the Alien in America.

Joshua Garrett-Davis, Ph.D. candidate and associate curator at the Autry Museum of the American West, won the Oscar O. Winther Award for his article “The Intertribal Drum of Radio: The Indians for Indians Hour and Native American Media, 1941-1951."

Alfred L. Bush, retired curator of Western Americana at Princeton University Library, was recognized for his contributions to the study of the North American West with honorary lifetime membership to the association.

Jaime Sánchez, Jr., Ph.D. candidate, chaired a roundtable that included Rosina Lozano, Associate Professor of History, on “Making the Case for Latino Political History.” There were also presentations by Regina Kunzel, Doris Stevens Professor in Women's Studies, History and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; Sean Fraga *19; and Brian Wright, Ph.D. candidate.

Photo courtesy of the Western Historical Association.