Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
West Texas A&M University
Website URL
Texas, Women, Spanish Empire, Spanish Borderlands
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Personal Info

About Me

I am Regents Professor of History at West Texas A&M University located in the Texas panhandle. I got my PhD from the University of North Texas in 2000. My first book, Hers, His, and Theirs: Community Property Law in Spain and Early Texas (Texas Tech University Press, 2006) won several awards. I have chapters on Texas women from various eras in several award winning books, the latest being Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives (University of Georgia Press, 2016) where I wrote on women in Spanish-era Texas. I give papers at conferences, speak to community groups, serve in many capacities in academic organizations. Most notable of these are being on the Board of Directors for the Texas State historical Association, being President (2018-2019) of the West Texas Historical Association, and being President of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online three times.

Recent Publications

“I Wish to Make Use of All Laws in My Favor” in Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives (University of Georgia Press, 2016)

“Tejanas: Hispanic Women On the Losing Side of the Texas Revolution” in Women of the Texas Revolution (University of North Texas Press, 2012)

“The Civilization of the Southern Plains, 1860-1930” in Women on the North American Plains (Texas Tech University Press, 2011)

“Letters From the Dust Bowl: Caroline Henderson’s Life in the Oklahoma Panhandle” in West Texas Historical Association Review (2016)

“Early Settlement of the Panhandle by Women” in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review (2015)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Local & Regional, Women