College of Arts & Sciences

Robert Bauman

Professor, Department of History
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Robert BaumanAcademic Director; Professor, HistoryCIC 202F

EDUCATION

  • B.A. History Biola University, 1986
  • M.A. History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989
  • PhD History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 1997

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Teaching

Professor Bauman’s teaching interests are in 20th Century U.S. history, social policy, and race in the American West. He teaches courses on African American History, the Black Freedom Struggle, the Chicano Movement, Immigration and Migration in American History and Recent U.S. History.

Research

Professor Bauman is an award-winning historian whose research interests are in 20th Century U.S. History, social policy, religion and race in the American West. He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters and two books, Race and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East LA, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2008, and Fighting to Preserve a Nation’s Soul: America’s Ecumenical War on Poverty, published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019. He also is co-editor, with Robert Franklin, and co-author of Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland to 1943, published by WSU Press in 2018, and of a yet untitled forthcoming volume on Race and Diversity in the Hanford region. His article, “Jim Crow in the Tri-Cities, 1943-1950” won the Charles Gates Award for the best article published in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly in 2005.

PROFESSIONALS ACHIEVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

Awards

  • Washington State Historical Society Charles Gates Award for best article in Pacific Northwest Quarterly in 2005.

Associations and Service Projects

Profession Bauman is a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Western History Association, The American Society of Church History, and the National Council on Public History. He also has served in the following positions: Member, Organization of American Historians Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee, 2016-2017 Member, Pacific Historical Review Editorial Board, 2015-2019 Member, National Endowment for the Humanities Review Panel, Digital Projects for the Public, 2015.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Fighting to Preserve a Nation’s Soul: America’s Ecumenical War on Poverty. Athens: University of Georgia Press, April 2019.
    https://ugapress.org/book/9780820354873/fighting-to-preserve-a-nations-soul/
  • “Echoes of Exclusion and Resistance: Voices from the Hanford Region.”
    Co-Edited volume, WSU Press, forthcoming Fall 2020.
  • Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland to 1943. Co-edited with Robert Franklin. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2018. https://wsupress.wsu.edu/product/nowhere-to-remember/
  • Race and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East L.A. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
  • Race and Ethnicity in the American West series. https://www.oupress.com/books/search query=race%20and%20the%20war%20on%20poverty
  • “Jim Crow in the Tri-Cities, 1943-1950.” Pacific
    Northwest Quarterly 96:3 (Summer 2005), 124-130. Winner of Charles Gates Award for best article in Pacific Northwest Quarterly in 2005.