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Angelo State University
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Violence, United States, American History, Twentieth Century, Politics, Policing, Public history, war and society, Urban History
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About Me

I am an Associate Professor at Angelo State University. I received my PhD in U.S. history from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. I am a public and digital historian and a scholar of the 20th century. My research interests focus on the intersection of the cultural and political history of the United States, particularly during the twentieth century. My manuscript, In the Crucible of Violence: The Remaking of American Political Culture in the 1960s and 1970s, examines popular and political responses to violence during the 1960s and 1970s on both the local and national levels. I’m also the co-director of War Stories: West Texans and the Experience of War from World War I to the Present, which is an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project at Angelo State University. The project is working to preserve and present the experiences of military veterans and their families. I’m also a host for the New Books in History podcast.

Recent Publications

A Rich Harvest in a Parched Land: Travels and Oral History Interviews with Veterans in West Texas” Perspectives on History. (November 2018): 24-26. Co-authored with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

War Stories, History Harvests, and how we learned to adapt on the fly,” History@Work: The NCPH Blog. November 6, 2018. Co-authored with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

“The Zebra Murders: Race, Civil Liberties, and Radical Politics in San Francisco,” Journal of Urban History. OnlineFirst, March 26, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0096144214566952. Print: 42, no. 1 (January 2016): 201-225.

“What’s Missing in Veteran’s Day Salutes to Our Soldiers” History News Network, November 6, 2015.

“Viewpoints: Romantic View of Flag Subverted by Racism” Standard-Times(San Angelo, TX), July 9, 2015.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Law, Military, Politics, Public History, Race, Urban History