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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences

Tracey Hanshew.

Tracey Hanshew

Early Career Achievement Faculty Award (Career Track)

Assistant Scholarly Professor, Career Track
History, WSU Tri-Cities

An exemplary professor and colleague, Tracey Hanshew has developed an important voice in the scholarship of women in the American West.

Her strong research agenda focuses primarily on the western cowgirl and rural feminism. Her recent article “Here She Comes Wearin’ Them Britches” published in Montana: The Magazine of Western History provides an important window into women in rodeo and Tracey’s groundbreaking scholarship.

In the classroom, Tracey is an exceptional teacher dedicated to creating authentic learning experiences for her students. She incorporates primary sources to encourage students to think about how history is made and to create their own interpretations of the past. Tracey facilitates a robust intellectual environment, leading by example in open and respectful discussions about potentially contentious topics.

She regularly mentors undergraduate students and is highly engaged in the campus community, organizing guest speakers, special film screenings, and events for Women’s History Month. She is also the Tri-Cities campus representative for the WSU Common Reading committee.

Tracey is dedicated to helping students understand their role as citizens and to further their abilities as writers. With her pioneering research and her undeniable influence on her students, Tracey’s impact on the campus and the field of history is bound to continue growing.