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Rachel Goossen

Rachel Goossen

Professor History
College of Arts and Sciences
Henderson Learning Resource Center
Rm 311D
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 VA, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 112 VB, US History Since Civil War
  • HI 300 VB, Topics in History
  • HI 326 VA, Anabaptism: Rad. Reformation
  • HI 397 XA, Internshp in Hist Agencies
Scholarly Interests/Activities

History of American Pacifism

History of American Childhood

History of Conscientious Objection

Mennonite History

Participant 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

Member, Editorial Board for The Mennonite Quarterly Review and The Conrad Grebel Review

Career Accomplishments

Recipient of the DeBenedetti Prize in Peace History (2015) and the A. Roy Myers Award for Excellence in Research (2015) 

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

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