Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

PhD, U.S. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2007-August 2012
Comprehensive Fields: Twentieth Century Social and Political History, U.S. Cultural History, U.S. Since 1865
Minor Field: Ethnic Studies
Dissertation: “In the Crucible of Violence: The Remaking of American Political Culture in the 1960s and 1970s”

Masters of Arts, U.S. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2006
Thesis: “A Climate of Violence: Fear, Violence, and American Identity in the 1960s and 1970s”
Minor Field: Cultural Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, May 2004
Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, with majors in History and American Culture Studies, and a minor in Legal Studies

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

2018-Present Associate Professor, Department of History, Angelo State University

2012-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of History, Angelo State University

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in Preparation

In the Crucible of Violence: The Remaking of American Political Culture in the 1960s and 1970s

A Century of Conflict: West Texans’ Military Experiences From the Great War to Iraq (A document collection of materials from the War Stories Collection with introductory essays)

Manuscripts in Submission

“‘America is Justly Concerned with Itself:’ American Film in an Age of Violence,” Submitted to American Quarterly

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

2015 “The Zebra Murders: Race, Civil Liberties, and Radical Politics in San Francisco,” Journal of Urban History. OnlineFirst, March 26, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0096144214566952

Other Articles and Essays

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

2018 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. <

Book Reviews

2018 Review of Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, by Patrick Phillips. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 116, No. 2 (Spring 2018): 281-282.

2017 Review of Women’s Antiwar Diplomacy During the Vietnam War Era, by Jessica M. Frazier. Journal of American-East Asian Relations 24 (2017): 287-289.

2016 Review of Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties by Thomas M. Grace. Michigan Historical Review. Fall 2016. Volume 42, Issue 2. In press.

2014 Review of The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison, eds. Texas Books in Review. Fall 2014. Volume XXXIV, No. 2.

2013 Review of Space of Detention: The Making of a Transnational Gang Crisis Between Los Angeles and San Salvador by Elana Zilberg. H-California, H-Net Reviews. August, 2013.

2010 Review of Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights by Todd C. White. H-California, H-Net Reviews. March, 2010. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=29313.

Opinion Articles

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

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

2011 “Occupy Should Remember: The Public Blamed the Protesters for the Kent State Shootings,” History News Network, December 12, 2011.

Other Publications

2012 “Democratic Convention Demonstrations (1968).” In The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements, edited by Jack R. McKivigan and Heather L. Kaufman. New York: Facts on File, Forthcoming, 2012.

2010 “African Americans.” In Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol 6: 1946-1975, edited by Thomas Langston. New York: CQ Press, 2010.

2010 “African Americans” and “Asian Americans.” In Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol 7: 1976-Present, edited by Richard Valelly. New York: CQ Press, 2010.

2004 Editor, Gateway History Journal. Published by The Washington University Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, April 2004.

2004 Co-Editor, Americana: Essays in American Culture. Published by the Washington University American Culture Studies Student Association, 2004.

2004 “The St. Louis Civil Rights Movement.” Americana: Essays in American Culture. Washington University American Culture Studies Student Association, 2004.

2003 “The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: A Traditional Mardi Gras?” Gateway History Journal, published by The Washington University Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, May 2003.

PUBLIC HISTORY PROJECTS

2015-Present War Stories: West Texans and the Experience of War: World War I to the Present, Digital Archive Project, Co-Director.
2014-PresentNew Books In History Podcast, Host.
2003-2004 Digitization Assistant, American Lives Project, part of the American Culture Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis, directed by Professor Wayne Fields.
2002 Intern, St. Louis Circuit Court History Project, part of the Missouri State Archives. http://stlcourtrecords.wustl.edu/index.php Part of the St. Louis Court Records Project:
2002 Research Assistant, Missouri State Archives

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015-Present Project co-Director and principle co-investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, Project Title: “West Texans and the Experience of War: World War I to the Present” (Amount awarded: $99,982).
2018 War Stories featured by “Humanities for All” as an outstanding publicly engaged humanities project. “Humanities for All” is a project of the National Humanities Alliance.
2018 Principle co-investigator, Outreach Lecturing Fund, Fulbright Scholar Program, Responsible for inviting and coordinating the visit of Fulbright Scholar Dr. Julien Zarifian to Angelo State University, April 2018.
2017 Project co-Director, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Library of America Grant, World War I and America. (Amount Awarded: $1200)
2012 Department of History Merit Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2012 Graduate Peer Mentor Award, Presented by the University of Wisconsin Multicultural Graduate Student Network and Graduate Student Collaborative
2011 History Department Fellowship, [Declined]
2011 Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2007 Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, Lyndon B. Johnson Library
2007 Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2007 History Department Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2004-2009 Jacob K. Javits Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
2000-2004 National Merit Scholar
2000-2004 Eliot Scholarship Recipient, Washington University in St. Louis
2000-2004 Bright Flight Scholarship Recipient, Missouri Department of Higher Education
2000-2004 Robert Byrd Scholarship Recipient, US Department of Education/Missouri Department of Higher Education
2003-2004 Phi Alpha Theta Member, Washington University Chapter of National History Honor Society

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY/PARTICIPATION

Papers Presented
2018 “Responding to the Violence Crisis: Washington D.C. and Federal Policing Tactics Post-1968” Urban History Association 2018 Annual Meeting, October 20. Columbia, SC.
2018 “Rumors of a Cult: Black Radicalism, Violence, and Policing in 1970s San Francisco,” American Historical Association 2018 Annual Meeting, January 7. Washington, D.C.
2016 “The Zebra Murders: Policing Violent Crime in 1970s Urban America,” Urban History Association 2016 Annual Meeting, October 15. Chicago, IL.
2016 “Contesting Violence: Race in Antiwar Activists’ Narratives of Atrocity from My Lai to the Winter Soldier Investigation,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2016 Annual Meeting, June 23. San Diego, CA.
2016 “A Policy of Fear: Operation Zebra, Public Opinion, and Post-Civil Rights Racial Profiling,” 2016 Policy History Conference, June 3. Nashville, TN.
2014 American War Crimes: The My Lai Massacre in U.S. Military Policy.” 2014 OAH Annual Meeting: Crossing Borders, Organization of American Historians, April 11, Atlanta, GA.
2013 “The Conviction of William Calley: American Public Opinion and International Rules of War.” America and the World—The World and America, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2013 Annual Meeting, June 22. Washington D.C.
2010 “Violent Films for a Violent Nation: Visions of National Identity in 1970s Hollywood Cinema.” 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television, Sponsored by Film & History Journal, November 13. Milwaukee, WI.
2010 “‘Has Movie Violence Gone Too Far?’ Hollywood Films and Debates about American Violence.” Midwest Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Conference, Midwest Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, October 1. Minneapolis, MN.
2010 “Violent Films and a Crisis in American Identity.” Communication Crossroads 2010: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 9. Madison, WI.
2009 “Justifying Violence: Lieutenant Calley as an American Icon.” Richard Nixon and the Making of Modern America, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, May 11. Oxford, England.
2008 “Radicalism, Crime, and Urban Policing in the 1970s.” Who Claims the City? Marquette University, May 2. Milwaukee, WI.
2008 “In the Crucible of Violence: The Fracturing of American Identity in the 1970s.” History Graduate Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 16. Madison WI.
2008 “‘In the Crucible of Violence’: The Fracturing of American Identity in the 1970s.” Globalizing Political History, Joint University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago Workshop, February 15. Chicago, IL.
2007 “Comparative Victims: Race, Crime, and Fear in San Francisco.” Crosstown Connections: Asian American Urbanism & Multiracial Encounters, Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, April 6. New York, NY.
2006 “‘Frightened People and Frustrated Police’: Fear, Murder, and Civil Liberties in San Francisco.” Globalizing Political History, Joint University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago Workshop, November 17. Madison, WI.
2006 “A Domestic Enemy: The Jackson State Shootings and Nixon’s Silent Majority.” Invited Talk. Symposium: State of War: Modern American Politics and State-Building, University of Chicago, April 21. Chicago, IL.

Roundtable Participant
2018 “Proactive Public History in New Interdisciplinary Arenas” 2018 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History, April 19. Las Vegas, NV. Participant.

Panels Organized/Co-Organized
2018 “Policing Black Radicalism” 2018 American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 7. Washington, D.C. Co-organized.
2016 “Rethinking the Other: Race and Wartime Foreign Policy from WWII through the Vietnam War,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2016 Annual Meeting, June 23. San Diego, CA.
2016 “Race and Urban Policing Since the 1960s,” 2016 Policy History Conference, June 3. Nashville, TN.
2014 “Boundless War: The Legal, Military, and Psychological: Effects of the Vietnam War Across Time and Space,” Organization of American Historians, April 11. Atlanta, GA. Co-organized.

Workshops
2018 THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), 2018 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History, April 18. Las Vegas, NV.
2018 Oral History Jukebox, American Historical Association 2018 Annual Meeting, January 4. Washington, D.C. Presenter.
2018 Getting Started in Digital History Workshop, American Historical Association 2018 Annual Meeting, January 4. Washington, D.C.
2018 THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), George Washington University, January 3. Washington D.C.
2017 “Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival,” Los Angeles, CA, October 3-5, Scholarship Recipient.
2014 “Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching,” Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, November 20-23.
2013 Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, Angelo State University, May
2012 The Op Ed Project Core Seminar, Chicago, April
2011 University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy Summer Institute, June

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

2015 Discussant at a public screening of “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” Part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Series, October 1. San Angelo, TX.
2015 “Series & Project Introduction” with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai. Great War Lecture Series, Part of the War Stories Project, September 17. San Angelo, TX.
2015 “The Struggle Continues: Civil Rights in the 20th Century” From Civil War to Civil Rights, Part of Angelo State University’s Civil War Commemoration Lecture Series, April 9. San Angelo, TX.
2014 “San Angelo and Civil Rights: Local Stories of Integration in San Angelo Schools,” Roundtable Chair, April 14. San Angelo, TX.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Angelo State University
Rights and Reform, Fall 2018
U.S. History Since 1865, Online, Fall 2018 (Typically 3 sections per semester)

Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
The Vietnam Wars, Spring 2016, Spring 2018
U.S. History to 1865, Online, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018 (Typically 3 sections per semester)
Globalization Since 1945, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2017
U.S. History Since 1865, Online, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017 (Typically 3 sections per semester)
Violence, Law, and Politics in 20th Century America, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2017
U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1898, Graduate Level, Fall 2016
American Social Movements, Graduate Level, Fall 2015
Honors Seminar in the Humanities, Theme: Modern American Food Wars, Fall 2014
Historical Research and Writing, Spring 2014
U.S. History Since 1865, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 (3 sections per semester)
U.S. History to 1865, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, (Typically 3 sections per semester)

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advanced Seminar in History, Topic: Violence in Twentieth-Century U.S. Politics, Fall 2011

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging, Spring 2010
America and the World since 1898, Fall 2009
The United States since the Civil War, Spring 2008
The Era of the American Revolution, Fall 2007

Instructor, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University Summer Program for Gifted Middle and High School Students
Race and Politics, Lafayette College Site, Summer Session 2009-2012

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2016 Reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives at Minority-Serving Institutions. June 2016 deadline.
2011 Peer Reviewer for “Field Notes on the 9/11 Moment: Transformations in Community and Country.” Summer 2011. Special Issue of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts

DEPARTMENT/UNIVERSITY SERVICE

To the Profession
Reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources. July 2017 deadline.
Reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives at Minority-Serving Institutions. June 2016 deadline.
Peer Reviewer for “Field Notes on the 9/11 Moment: Transformations in Community and Country.” Summer 2011. Special Issue of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts

Public and Community Programming at Angelo State University
2019 Humanities Month Planning Committee, Chair, Fall 2018-Present
The Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series, Co-coordinator, 2015-Present
Humanities Month Public Lecture and Faculty Workshop Series, Co-coordinator, 2018
Outreach Lecturing Fund, Fulbright Scholar Program, supporting Prof. Julien Zarifian’s visit to Angelo State University, Co-director, April 2018
“San Angelo and Civil Rights: Local Stories of Integration in San Angelo Schools,” Roundtable chair and organizer, April 14, 2014

Committee Service to Angelo State University
Assistant Professor of Geography Search Committee Chair, Fall 2018-Present
Core Curriculum Committee, Fall 2018-Present
Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee, Fall 2016-Present
Traffic Appeals Committee, Fall 2016-Present
History Department Curriculum Committee, Spring 2014-Present
General Scholarship Committee, Fall 2014-Present
Gender Studies Committee, January 2014-Present
Assistant Professor of Asian History Search Committee Co-Chair, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Code of Student Conduct Review Committee, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Assistant Professor of Engineering Search Committee, Fall 2016
Assistant Professor of European History Search Committee Co-Chair, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Assistant Professor of Southwest Search Committee Member, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Fall 2014-Spring 2016
Core Curriculum Committee, 2014-2015 Academic Year
University Judicial Committee, Member, 2013-2014 Academic Year
History Department Instructor Search Committee, Spring 2013

Student Mentoring at Angelo State University
Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Sponsor, Fall 2017-Present
Diversity Student Association, Faculty Advisor, 2012-2014

Service at the University of Wisconsin
History Graduate Student Mentor Program, Mentor, 2006-2012
Graduate Council, Graduate Student Representative, Fall 2008-Spring 2010 and Graduate Staff Member, 2010-2012
Joint Committee on Teaching Assistants, Graduate Student Member, Fall 2007-Spring 2009 and Graduate Staff Member, 2010-2012
Funding Committee, Graduate Council Student Representative, Fall 2008-Spring 2010
Teaching Assistants Association, History Department Steward, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
Post-1945 United States History Search Committee, Graduate Student Member, Spring 2005

MEDIA APPEARANCES

2018 Interviewed about the Great War Lecture Series and Humanities Month, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, October 10.
2017 Interviewed about the Great War Lecture Series, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, April 12.
2017 Interviewed about the Great War Lecture Series and S.C. Gwynne talk, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, March 29.
2017 Interviewed about the Great War Lecture Series, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, September 20.
2016 Interviewed about the Great War Lecture Series, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, September 7.
2016 Interviewed about prisoners’ rights and sexual assault in jails in “Tom Green County Jail Civil Rights Violations.” KIDY (Fox affiliate) August 15, 2016.
2016 Interviewed about the upcoming Great War Lecture Series, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, January 27.
2015 Interviewed about the War Stories Project in “Telling War Stories.” KIDY (Fox affiliate) November 11, 2015.
2015 Interviewed about the upcoming Great War Lecture Series and War Stories Project, KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, September 9.
2015 Served as expert interview for “The History of Presidential Campaigns.” KIDY (Fox affiliate) September 7, 2015.
2015 Interviewed for “War Stories Through the Eyes of West Texans” KRTS Radio (NPR affiliate), Marfa, Texas, June 30.
2015 Interviewed about Civil War lecture series finale and NEH-sponsored project, “War Stories: West Texans from World I to the Present” KLST, Channel 11 news (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, April 8.
2015 Interviewed about the conclusion of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Lecture Series, KLST, Concho Valley Live (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, April 6.
2015 Interviewed about NEH-sponsored project, “War Stories: West Texans from World War I to the Present” KLST, Concho Valley Live (CBS affiliate), San Angelo, Texas, March 24.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2005-2012 Children’s Advocate and Crisis Response Children’s Advocate, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Madison, WI
2007 Conference Participant, Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service and Conference, Neshoba County, MS, June 23-24, 2007

LANGUAGES

German: Reading knowledge, Beginning Speaking
French: Reading knowledge

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
National Council on Public History
Urban History Association
Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations