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Transatlantic History, Public History, Cartography, 19th & 20th Century Women's and Gender Studies, Travel, Exploration & Discovery, Imperialism, British Empire, Texas History
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Mylynka Kilgore Cardona is an Assistant Professor of History and Public History at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas.  She holds her Ph.D. in Transatlantic History from the University of Texas at Arlington (2015). She most recently worked as a map curator for the Texas General Land Office (GLO) in Austin, Texas where she curated cartographic exhibits for the GLO at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, in Houston, Texas, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas.

Current projects include a manuscript on Dutchwoman Alexine Tinne’s travels in Africa in the mid-nineteenth century and new research into the illustrations on the twentieth-century county maps of Texas by draftswoman Eltea Armstrong.

Recent Publications

Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State, An Exhibit of Maps from the Texas General Land Office and the Frank and Carol Holcomb Collection displayed at The Witte Museum, San Antonio, April 29-Sept. 19, 2016,” Neatline (Fall 2016). Co-Authored with José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez, Ph.D.

“Alexine Tinne: Nineteenth-Century Explorer of Africa,” Terrae Incognitae: Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Vol. 44 No. 2 (September 2012).

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Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Public History, Sexuality, Women