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Southern Oregon University

McNair Scholars


Angela West 

     Angela West is earning a Baccalaureate of Arts in History and minoring in the German language with an emphasis on European studies and a concentration on holocaust and genocide studies. Angela anticipates on graduating magna cum laude in June 2015.

     Angela is currently researching the wars and genocides in modern Africa, which she will be presenting at the Southern Oregon Arts and Research in May 2014. She also will be a teaching assistant for Dr. Gary Miller in the history department Spring and Fall 2014. The classes she will be assisting with are: The Nazi Party and the Third Reich and Modern Africa since Independence. She also plans to participate in a summer internship, where she will conduct qualitative research on the Holocaust during World War II. This summer Angela will be submitting this research for publication. Angela’s projects involving holocaust and genocide studies is related to her interest in raising awareness of past and present day genocides, qualitative studies to help countries find solutions to prevent further genocide, and race and ethnic relations. Her academic and research interests are: the Holocaust, World War II, modern Germany, and the genocides and use of child soldiers in Africa.

     Angela’s long term educational goal is to earn a Ph.D. in history, with a focus on Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Angela has had a life long interest in human history and the human experience. She has a prominent interest in becoming a college professor, but also hopes to contribute to her community in many other ways. Her overall goal would be to closely work with a holocaust museum. 

McNair Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gary Miller, Professor of History

Curriculum Vitae

2014 McNair Scholar Symposium

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