Aaron Goings

History and Political Science Department Chair

Associate Professor, history


Old Main 311
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Dr. Goings's areas of expertise include 20th century US history, American social and labor history, and immigration history. His first book, (co-authored with Gary Kaunonen) Community in Conflict: A Working-Class History of the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy, (Michigan State University Press, 2013) won the 2013 Outstanding History Publication from the Michigan Historical Association. His is currently working on several book-length manuscripts on the labor history of the Pacific Northwest, including one entitled "Radicals in the Community: Workers, Community, and Class Mobilizations in Grays Harbor, Washington, 1890-1940.”

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Dr. Goings worked as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.