What drew me to the UB Department of History was the fact that several professors were very well matched to my interest area. I saw how students and faculty members were collegial to each other.
At a History of Madness seminar, I learned history from the perspective of people with disabilities. The knowledge I acquired from the seminar became the basis of my scholarly inquiry. At the Research Seminar workshop, I wrote an article-length paper about postwar US psychiatric hospitals with excellent encouragement and help from the professor and my fellow students. After taking the Women's History seminar, I brought my historical knowledge to action by co-founding an advocacy group for an underrepresented segment of the student body.