PhD, U.S. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2007-August 2012
Comprehensive Fields: Twentieth Century Social and Political History, U.S. Cultural History, U.S. Since 1865
Minor Field: Ethnic Studies
Dissertation: “In the Crucible of Violence: The Remaking of American Political Culture in the 1960s and 1970s”
Masters of Arts, U.S. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2006
Thesis: “A Climate of Violence: Fear, Violence, and American Identity in the 1960s and 1970s”
Minor Field: Cultural Studies
Bachelor of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, May 2004
Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, with majors in History and American Culture Studies, and a minor in Legal Studies
2012-Present Assistant Professor, Department of History, Angelo State University
Manuscripts in Preparation
In the Crucible of Violence: The Remaking of American Political Culture in the 1960s and 1970s
Manuscripts in Submission
2015 “The Rise of the Carceral State: A Review Essay,” under review for “Reconsidering Gender, Violence, and the State,” eds. Lisa Arellano, Amanda Frisken, and Erica Ball, special issue, Radical History Review, no. 126.
Articles (Peer Reviewed)
2015 “The Zebra Murders: Race, Civil Liberties, and Radical Politics in San Francisco,” Journal of Urban History. OnlineFirst, March 26, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0096144214566952
2014 Review of David O'Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison, eds, The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism. Texas Books in Review. Fall 2014. Volume XXXIV, No. 2.
2013 Review of Zilberg, Elana, Space of Detention: The Making of a Transnational Gang Crisis Between Los Angeles and San Salvador. H-California, H-Net Reviews. August, 2013. https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=39779.
2010 Review of White, C. Todd, Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights. H-California, H-Net Reviews. March, 2010. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=29313.
2015 “What’s Missing in Veteran’s Day Salutes to Our Soldiers” History News Network, November 6, 2015.
2015 “Viewpoints: Romantic View of Flag Subverted by Racism” Standard-Times (San Angelo, TX), July 9, 2015.
2011 “Occupy Should Remember: The Public Blamed the Protesters for the Kent State Shootings,” History News Network, December 12, 2011.
2012 “Democratic Convention Demonstrations (1968).” In The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements, edited by Jack R. McKivigan and Heather L. Kaufman. New York: Facts on File, Forthcoming, 2012.
2010 “African Americans.” In Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol 6: 1946-1975, edited by Thomas Langston. New York: CQ Press, 2010.
2010 “African Americans” and “Asian Americans.” In Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol 7: 1976-Present, edited by Richard Valelly. New York: CQ Press, 2010.
2004 Editor, Gateway History Journal. Published by The Washington University Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, April 2004.
2004 Co-Editor, Americana: Essays in American Culture. Published by the Washington University American Culture Studies Student Association, 2004.
2004 “The St. Louis Civil Rights Movement.” Americana: Essays in American Culture. Washington University American Culture Studies Student Association, 2004.
2003 “The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: A Traditional Mardi Gras?” Gateway History Journal, published by The Washington University Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, May 2003.
HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2015-2017 Project co-Director, National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, Project Title: "West Texans and the Experience of War: World War I to the Present"
2012 Department of History Merit Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2012 Graduate Peer Mentor Award, Presented by the University of Wisconsin Multicultural Graduate Student Network and Graduate Student Collaborative
2011 History Department Fellowship, [Declined]
2011 Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2007 Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, Lyndon B. Johnson Library
2007 Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2007 History Department Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2004-2009 Jacob K. Javits Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
2000-2004 National Merit Scholar
2000-2004 Eliot Scholarship Recipient, Washington University in St. Louis
2000-2004 Bright Flight Scholarship Recipient, Missouri Department of Higher Education
2000-2004 Robert Byrd Scholarship Recipient, US Department of Education/Missouri Department of Higher Education
2003-2004 Phi Alpha Theta Member, Washington University Chapter of National History Honor Society
2014 “Boundless War: The Legal, Military, and Psychological: Effects of the Vietnam War Across Time and Space,” Organization of American Historians, April 11, Atlanta, GA. Co-organized with Brian Cuddy.
2014 American War Crimes: The My Lai Massacre in U.S. Military Policy.” 2014 OAH Annual Meeting: Crossing Borders, Organization of American Historians, April 11, Atlanta, GA.
2013 “The Conviction of William Calley: American Public Opinion and International Rules of War.” America and the World—The World and America, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2013 Annual Meeting, June 22. Washington D.C.
2010 “Violent Films for a Violent Nation: Visions of National Identity in 1970s Hollywood Cinema.” 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television, Sponsored by Film & History Journal, November 13. Milwaukee, WI.
2010 “‘Has Movie Violence Gone Too Far?’ Hollywood Films and Debates about American Violence.” Midwest Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Conference, Midwest Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, October 1. Minneapolis, MN.
2010 “Violent Films and a Crisis in American Identity.” Communication Crossroads 2010: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 9. Madison, WI.
2009 “Justifying Violence: Lieutenant Calley as an American Icon.” Richard Nixon and the Making of Modern America, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, May 11. Oxford, England.
2008 “Radicalism, Crime, and Urban Policing in the 1970s.” Who Claims the City? Marquette University, May 2. Milwaukee, WI.
2008 “In the Crucible of Violence: The Fracturing of American Identity in the 1970s.” History Graduate Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 16. Madison WI.
2008 “‘In the Crucible of Violence’: The Fracturing of American Identity in the 1970s.” Globalizing Political History, Joint University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago Workshop, February 15. Chicago, IL.
2007 “Comparative Victims: Race, Crime, and Fear in San Francisco.” Crosstown Connections: Asian American Urbanism & Multiracial Encounters, Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, April 6. New York, NY.
2006 “‘Frightened People and Frustrated Police’: Fear, Murder, and Civil Liberties in San Francisco.” Globalizing Political History, Joint University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago Workshop, November 17. Madison, WI.
2006 “A Domestic Enemy: The Jackson State Shootings and Nixon’s Silent Majority.” Invited Talk. Symposium: State of War: Modern American Politics and State-Building, University of Chicago, April 21. Chicago, IL.
2014 “Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching,” Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, November 20-23.
2013 Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, Angelo State University, May
2012 The Op Ed Project Core Seminar, Chicago, April
2011 University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy Summer Institute, June
2015 Discussant at a public screening of “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” Part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Series, October 1. San Angelo, TX.
2015 “Series & Project Introduction” with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai. Great War Lecture Series, Part of the War Stories Project, September 17. San Angelo, TX.
2015 “The Struggle Continues: Civil Rights in the 20th Century” From Civil War to Civil Rights, Part of Angelo State University’s Civil War Commemoration Lecture Series, April 9. San Angelo, TX.
2014 “San Angelo and Civil Rights: Local Stories of Integration in San Angelo Schools,” Roundtable Chair, April 14. San Angelo, TX.
Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
2015 U.S. History Since 1865, Online, Fall (2 sections)
2015 American Social Movements, Graduate Level, Fall
2015 Globalization Since 1945, Fall
2015 Violence, Law, and Politics in 20th Century America (formerly, U.S. Policy History), Spring
2014 Honors Seminar in the Humanities, Theme: Modern American Food Wars, Fall
2014 U.S. History Since 1865, Fall (3 sections)
2014 Historical Research and Writing, Spring
2013-2014 U.S. History Since 1865, Spring (3 sections)
2013 Globalization Since 1945, Fall
2013 U.S. Policy History, Spring
2012-2013 U.S. History Until 1865, Fall (3-4 sections per semester)
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2011 Advanced Seminar in History, Topic: Violence in Twentieth-Century U.S. Politics, Fall
Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010 Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging, Spring
2009 America and the World since 1898, Fall
2008 The United States since the Civil War, Spring
2007 The Era of the American Revolution, Fall
Instructor, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University Summer Program for Gifted Middle and High School Students
2009-2012 Race and Politics, Lafayette College Site, Summer Session
PUBLIC HISTORY ACTIVITIES
2015-Present War Stories: West Texans and the Experience of War: World War I to the Present, Digital Archive Project, Co-Director.
2014-Present New Books In History Podcast, Host.
2003-2004 Digitization Assistant, American Lives Project, part of the American Culture Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis, directed by Professor Wayne Fields.
2002 Intern, St. Louis Circuit Court History Project, part of the Missouri State Archives. http://stlcourtrecords.wustl.edu/index.php Part of the St. Louis Court Records Project:
2002 Research Assistant, Missouri State Archives
SERVICE TO PROFESSION
2011 Peer Reviewer for “Field Notes on the 9/11 Moment: Transformations in Community and Country.” Summer 2011. Special Issue of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
War Stories: West Texans and the Experience of War: World War I to the Present, Co-Director, 2015-Present
The Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series, Co-coordinator, 2015-Present
History Department Search Committee, Present
Gender Studies Committee, January 2014-Present
General Scholarship Committee, Fall 2014-Present
Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Fall 2014-Present
Diversity Student Association, Faculty Advisor, 2012-Present
Core Curriculum Committee, 2014-2015 Academic Year
“San Angelo and Civil Rights: Local Stories of Integration in San Angelo Schools,” Roundtable chair and organizer, April 14, 2014
University Judicial Committee, Member, 2013-2014 Academic Year
History Department Search Committee, Spring 2013
2015 Interviewed about the upcoming Great War Lecture Series and War Stories Project, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, September 9.
2015 Served as expert interview for “The History of Presidential Campaigns.” KIDY (Fox affiliate) September 7, 2015.
2015 Interviewed for “War Stories Through the Eyes of West Texans” KRTS Radio (NPR affiliate), Marfa, Texas, June 30.
2015 Interviewed about Civil War lecture series finale and NEH-sponsored project, “War Stories: West Texans from World I to the Present” KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, April 8.
2015 Interviewed about the conclusion of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Lecture Series, KLST, Concho Valley Live (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, April 6.
2015 Interviewed about NEH-sponsored project, “War Stories: West Texans from World War I to the Present” KLST, Concho Valley Live (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, March 24.
2005-2012 Children’s Advocate and Crisis Response Children’s Advocate, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Madison, WI
2007 Conference Participant, Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service and Conference, Neshoba County, MS, June 23-24, 2007
German: Reading knowledge, Beginning Speaking
French: Reading knowledge
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
National Council on Public History
American Studies Association