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Kilgore College
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Women’s history, East Texas, Business Ownership, entrepreneurship, Houston
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About Me

I’m an instructor of history at Kilgore College, and I have focused my scholarly work on the intersection between gender, race, class, and entrepreneurship. Specifically, I study how these themes collide in the Sunbelt after World War II. My manuscript explores the topic of women who owned small businesses in Houston from 1945-1977 and the way women used entrepreneurship in a gendered manner.

My master’s thesis explored gender, race, and labor in company-owned towns in East Texas, and my second research project will hopefully expand upon that work in some way.

Additionally, I was one of the research assistants for the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project ( We spread out across Texas interviewing people about their experience with both the African American Civil Rights movement and the Chicano Movement.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Women