The History DUG is a group of Brown students interested in History. They host panels and lunches with faculty, student-led registration advising sessions, and other events throughout the year. To join or if you have any questions, write to 

For more information, please visit the History Department website and/or the History DUG’s Facebook Group (

The History Department Undergraduate Group (DUG) organizes events and activities to promote community among history students, concentrators, and faculty. You can learn more about the History DUG and the programming they have planned by joining the Facebook group. A schedule of events can also be found on the DUG Google Calendar.

To join the DUG and receive mailings about scheduled events, please fill out a membership interest form. 

History DUG leaders for 2017-2018:             

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Katy Chu '18

My name is Katy, and I am a senior from Los Angeles. This year, I am writing a thesis about how British missionaries in interwar Egypt worked within imperial contexts. In the History department, I have taken courses on a wide variety of geographical areas (Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Europe) and have developed an interest in the legacies of colonialism. Aside from working with the DUG, I am the Company Manager for Fusion Dance Company, a Genetics TA, and a tutor with Partnership for Adult Learning.

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 Sarah Novicoff '18    

Hi! I'm Sarah Novicoff, and I'm a senior concentrating in History from Los Angeles, CA. My field of focus is on the modern United States, and my thesis focuses on the first federal psychiatric hospital in the U.S. and its response to the Civil War. Besides coordinating the History DUG, I also volunteer with BRYTE (Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment), give tours around Brown's campus, and research the effect of teacher policy in the Department of Education. I also studied abroad in London last semester!


Quinton Huang '19

My name is Quinton Huang, and I’m a junior focusing on East Asia within the History concentration. I love the History concentration because every single History professor I've had has been warm, welcoming and supportive to all their students, and because I value the empathy for people of other times, places and circumstances that the study of history instils. My main interests are Hong Kong, Manchuria, Korea and the global Third World. Outside of history, I am also an East Asian Studies concentrator, study Chinese at Brown, and am involved in the Southeast Asian Studies Initiative.