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Texas A&M University-Commerce
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Women, Gender, & Sexuality; Race; Enfranchisement; Voting; Political Networks; Public History; & Digital Humanities through History.
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About Me

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky holds the Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas.

Her award winning research on women gaining the right to vote has been featured in a variety of formats—including a forthcoming book on Texas as a battleground state in the national woman suffrage movement and a documentary about Texas suffrage, Citizens At Last being released by PBS spring 2021, the 2019 Organization of American Historians commemorative panel marking the century since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment; as part of a symposium and connected year-long exhibit running June 2019 through August 2020 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin ( ); a series by the Texas Standard radio show, “100 Years: Voices Of Women Voters” (; an article she co-authored with Cecilia Gutierrez Venable, “To Lead and To Vote: Black Woman Suffragists and the NAACP in the South,” in the Summer/Fall 2019 issue of the The Black History Bulletin [a journal for educators published by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History]; and as editor of Texas Women and the Vote [an open source eBook published by the Texas State Historical Association].

Other work by Dr. Wranosky has appeared in a number of academic journals, anthologies, and a variety of online digital publications and exhibits. Examples of her publications include Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination co-edited with Bruce A. Glasrud, (Texas A&M University Press, 2017); and essays by her in Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives in the Southern Women: Their Lives and Times Series (University of Georgia Press, 2015)—a 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Award and Discovering Texas History (Oklahoma University Press, 2014). From 2009-2014, she was the digital media author for W. W. Norton’s Give Me Liberty, the top selling U.S. History college textbook.

She currently serves as the Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Women (, a statewide content development and public education project of the Texas State Historical Association. Dr. Wranosky has received several awards for her research and contribution to the field.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Politics, Public History, Race, Sexuality, Women