Welcome to the HGSA!

General Campo and Staff

The History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) was established to provide community and professional assistance to UNM graduate students in the field of History. The UNM HGSA strives to create an inclusive and collaborative academic environment that enhances the educational opportunities and well-being of our graduate students by providing both a congenial atmosphere and information that aids them in preparing for a rapidly changing professional workplace.


President   Katie Despeaux (katiedespeaux@unm.edu)
Vice President   Emily Heimerman (eheimerman0210@unm.edu)
Secretary   Alli Wheeler (awheeler67@unm.edu)
Treasurer   Benedict Talley (btalley@unm.edu)

 Emily Heimerman (eheimerman0210@unm.edu)

Contact Information

  Mesa Vista Room 2049
Email hgsa@unm.edu 
Mailing Address

History Graduate Student Association
Department of History
1104 Mesa Vista Hall
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

X/Twitter @UNMHGSA
Instagram @unmhgsa

Social Events

2023 HGSA Happy and Social Hours 

August 25, Happy Hour @ Differential Brewing (Yale), 4:30 pm

September 8, Happy Hour, location @ Saggio's (Cornell), 4:30pm

September 22, Happy Hour @ Green Jeans (Carlisle & I-40), 4:30pm

October 6, Happy Hour @ High & Dry (Lomas and Adams), 4:30pm

October 12 - 13  -  Fall Break

October 20, Happy Hour @ TBA, 4:30pm

November 3, Happy Hour @ TBA, 4:30pm

November 17, Happy Hour @ TBA, 4:30pm

December 1, Happy Hour @ TBA, 4:30pm

History Events

Important Dates

February 13, 2023: HGSA Officer Nominations Open

February 15, 2023: POS Forms Due 

March 1, 2023: M.A. Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations Due (to the History Department)

March 15, 2023: Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Dossiers Due

March 20 - 27, 2023: M.A. Comprehensive Exams

April 12, 2023: HGSA Officer Nominations Close

April 15, 2023: M.A. Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations Due (online to Grad Studies)

April 16 - 21, 2023: HGSA Officer Elections

May 13, 2023: Applications for Candidacy Due (to Grad Studies)

May 29, 2023: POS due to the History Department


Monthly HGSA Meetings (Via Zoom)

January 25, 2023, Time: 6:30 pm

February 28, 2023, Time: 6:30 pm

March 29, 2023, Time: 6:30 pm

April 26, 2023, Time: 6:30 pm