Student Historian Program

About the Student Historian Program

The Archives’ Student Historian Program provides undergraduate students at the UW the opportunity to conduct independent research with support from Archives staff. Working closely with a staff member, the Student Historian chooses a research topic that centers on a historically underrepresented campus community. The goal of the program is to empower students holding marginalized identities to document their own communities’ experience on campus. The program offers a paid position and Student Historians are tasked with two things:

  1. Research a topic related to a marginalized community on campus, and
  2. Share out their experiences and research findings in one or more ways.

To learn more about the Student Historian position, contact Program Director Cat Phan.

Current Student Historians

Chloe Foor (2022-2024)

Chloe is currently a senior at UW – Madison majoring in History, Computer Science, and Information Science. Along with being an Archives Student Historian, she is also involved in Wisconsin Emerging Scholars in Computer Science as a Peer Mentor, the Nonviolence Project as the Student Coordinator and Web Designer, Phi Alpha Theta as the Vice President, and Euchre Club as the Treasurer. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, collecting records, exploring Madison’s coffee shops, and hanging out with friends.

Here’s a playlist of the songs that kept her company during her first year as a Student Historian.
Here’s a playlist of the songs that kept her company during her second year as a Student Historian.

Read more about Chloe’s research projects:

Past Student Historians

Read about our past Student Historians and their research projects here.

Visit the Archives’ Student Historian YouTube channel to watch past Student Historians presentations.