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Rachel Goossen

College of Arts & Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Bethel College, Bachelor of Arts
Univ of Calif-Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Washburn University since 2000, prior to that at Goshen College (Indiana)

  • ED 366 A, Meth Tchng Soc Stud In Sec Sch
  • HI 112 A, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 300 A, Topics in History
  • HI 311 A, Cold-War America, 1945-1990
  • HI 397 XA, Internshp in Hist Agencies
  • HI 500 GA, Special Topics in History
Scholarly Interests/Activities

History of American Pacifism

History of American Childhood

History of Conscientious Objectio

 Mennonite History

Active in Kansas Humanities Council ‘Speakers’ Bureau and “Talk About Literature” series

Service Interests/Activities

Advisor for Minor in Justice and Conflict Resolution Studies

Coordinator for District 3 National History Day

Kansas President of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Washburn Chapter)

Career Accomplishments

Author of Women Against the Good War: Conscientious Objection on the American Home Front, 1941-1947; as well as scholarly articles, most recently in the journal, Peace and Change and Mennonite Quarterly Review.  Have published more than sixty book and film reviews over career