Graduate Students

Bob Lambeth

Bob Lambeth

PhD Candidate

Office: Corbin 351
Office Hours:

Fall Semester 2021: Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30; and by appointment.

Office hours will be conducted in-person in Corbin 351 (or by Zoom if that is a preferred method).


Personal Summary

Born in Anchorage and raised in Spokane, I am now a proud fourth-generation Montanan. I am a husband, a father of two daughters and two sons, and a grandfather of one (soon to be two). I love to study and write history, especially if it involves the region from whence I came and where I rest - the US West. 

Field of Study

Early and Modern US History, Latin American History, with focuses on Labor History, US West, American Political History, American Empire, and the History of American Democracy.


Spokane Community College, A.A., 2007.

Eastern Washington University, B.A., 2010.

Eastern Washington University, M.A., 2014.


"Scabbing the Palouse: Agricultural Labor Repacement and Union-Busting in Southeast Washington, 1917-1919." Manuscript Published in Labor History, October, 2015.

Book review of Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests, by Erik Loomis. Review published in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Winter 2016.

"The Slackers: Patriotic Organizations in the Palouse, 1917-1919." Manuscript published in Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History, April, 2017.

Book review of Reclaiming Patriotism, by Amitai Etzioni. Review published in the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Fall, 2020.

Book review of Nature's Army: When Soldiers Fought for Yosemite, by Harvey Meyerson. Review published online for H-Net/H-War Reviews, April 2021.


Phi Alpha Theta

Research Interests

Areas of Concentration: Early US, Modern US, and Latin American History.

Focuses on US Political History, Labor History, US West, Democracy, American Empire.



The Science of Cooperation: The Defense Council System and Wartime Mobilization in the US West, 1916-1921.


Graduated Cum Laude, Eastern Washington University, 2010.

Recipient of the John Fahey Graduate Award for Outstanding Thesis on American West & Pacific Northwest History, May 2014.