Cameron University launches student research journal

Students and faculty reviewed the pieces before they were accepted to be published. | File photo

The Department of History and Government at Cameron University recently published its inaugural issue of CHiPS: The Cameron University Undergraduate Research Journal of History and Political Science.

This initial volume includes research from three undergraduate students at Cameron University. It is available at

“CHiPS was created to foster and reward independent student research in political science, history, and geography,” Wendy Whitman-Cobb, assistant professor of political science and editor of the journal, said. “Student editors Courtney Barden and Josey Dennis provided invaluable insight and assistance as we prepared the first volume.”

To be accepted into the publication, all student submissions were subjected to a rigorous peer review process. Students and faculty reviewed the pieces before they were accepted to be published.

“The first issue of CHiPS will feature research projects by Pedro Ramos, Mackenzie Daley and Kelly High,” Whitman-Cobb said. “The thoroughness of their research is evident in their work, and we are pleased to share it with the public.”

The article titles include “Polarization and Its Effects on American Politics,” “Turkish and Jordanian Treatment of Syrian Refugees,” “From Overman to Palmer: The Inclusion of Anarchists in the First Red Scare,” and more.

The James O. “Diz” and June Pursley Barnett Endowed Lectureship in History and the Katherine D. Lacy Endowed Lectureship in History provided financial support for the new journal.

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