Recent Faculty Achievements
Dr. Megan Birk has been appointed to serve on the program committee for the 2013 Agricultural History Conference to be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Brent Campney had his article, "'Light is Bursting upon the World!,'" nominated for three national awards: the 2011 Law and Society Association John Hope Franklin Prize; the 2011 Western History Association Michael P. Malone Award; and the 2012 Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Fishel-Calhoun Competition. In May 2012, his article "'A State of Violent Contrasts" won the Georgia Historical Society's 2012 E. Merton Coulter Award for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2011.
Dr. Amy M. Hay was interviewed by the Rachel Carson Center of Munich, Germany where she was a resident fellow in 2012. See her interview "Agent Orange Herbicites and the American Public": https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13125288/2012_Hay%2C%20Amy_web.mp4
See her earlier interview: "Five Minutes with a Fellow: Amy Hay" : http://seeingthewoods.org/
Dr Hay won a 2009 Summer Residential Fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a 2012 Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany.
Dr. Sonia Hernandez contributed an article, "Women's Labor and Activism in the Greater Mexican Borderlands, 1910-1930," to The Mexican Revolution and the Tejano Community, an anthology which won the Robert Calvert Prize for Best Book on Texas/Southwestern History.
Dr. Sonia Hernandez and Russell Skowronek won a three-year $99,425 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project, "Porciones to Colonias: Curriculum Innovation in the Rio Grande Valley." They won this grant along with colleagues from the Department of Psychology and Anthropology, Margaret Dorsey and Edna Alfaro, all members of Community Historic Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS).
Recent Faculty Publications
Dr. Tamer Balci, "Turkish Nationalists and the Ottoman Imperial Legacy" History Studies: International Journal of History (4:3 October 2012): Special Issue on Imperialism Througout History 35 - 52; “The Cyprus Crisis and the Southern Flank of NATO (1960-1975)” International Review of Turkish Studies, 2: 3 (Fall 2012) pg. 30-54;The Gülen Hizmet Movement: Circumspect Activism in Faith-Based Reform (Newcastle upon Tyne [UK]: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) [editor, with Christopher L. Miller]; "The Rise and Fall of Nine Lights Ideology," Politics, Religion & Ideology 12: 2 (June 2011): 145-160;
Dr. Megan Birk, "Supply and Demand: The Mutual Dependency of Children's Institutions and the American Farmer," Agricultural History 86:1(Winter 2012): 78-103.
Dr. Brent M. S. Campney, “‘Light is Bursting upon the World!’: White Supremacy and Racist Violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas,” Republished in Lynching beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South, Michael J. Pfeifer, ed. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013): 81-109; "'Hold the Line': The Defense of Jim Crow in Lawrence, Kansas, 1945-1961,"Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 33 (Spring 2010): 22-41; "'Light is Bursting upon the World': White Supremacy and Racist Violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas," Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 171-194; "'A State of Violent Contrasts': Lynching and the Competing Visions of White Supremacy in Georgia, 1949," Georgia Historical Quarterly 95 (Summer 2011): 232-262.
Dr. Graham Cox, American Power, American People: Pre-Columbian America to Reconstruction (Vol. I) and American Power, American People: Reconstruction to the Present (Vol. II). Nunn McGinty Publishing, 2010.
Dr. Amy M. Hay, had her article published, "Dispelling the ‘Bitter Fog’: fighting chemical defoliation in the American West," Endeavour Volume 36, Issue 4, December 2012, [Special Issue] Silent Spring after Fifty Years: 174–185; "Dow Chemical vs. 'Coercive Utopians':Constructing the Contested Ground of Science and Government Regulation in 1970s American,"Business and Economic History On-Line, 2011, http://www.thebhc.org/publications/BEHonline/2011/hay.pdf;"'A Kind of Mylai...against the Indochinese Countryside': American Scientists, Herbicides, and South Vietnamese Mangrove Forests," in Environmental Change and Agricultural Sustainability in the Mekong Delta(Springer: 2011), 69-81.
Dr. Sonia Hernandez, "'Mujeres, Genero y Revolucion en Tamaulipas," Cd. Victoria: Gobierno del estado de Tamaulipas, 2010, and "!Cooperacion de los Sexos Para el Bien de la Nacion!: Relaciones de Genero en el Tamaulipas Pos-Revolucionario, 1920-1930," Revista Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (Enero-Junio 2010); "Women's Labor and Activism in the Greater Mexican Borderlands, 1910-1930," in Arnoldo De León, ed. The Mexican Revolution and the Tejano Community (College Station: Texas A&M Press, December 2011).
Dr. Irving W. Levinson, "Spanish Policy on the Northern Frontier: Limited Resources and Varied Responses," Journal of the West 49 (Summer 2010): 97-105 [date published: Summer 2011].
Dr. Christopher L. Miller, Making America: A History of the United States (6th ed., Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2012); "Marked Out by the Will of Heaven to Sway the Destinies of Half the Globe:” The Peculiar Imperialism of the United States and Russia" History Studies 4:3 (October 2012): 113 - 136.The Gülen Hizmet Movement: Circumspect Activism in Faith-Based Reform (Newcastle upon Tyne [UK]: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 [editor, with Tamer Balci]; "Adopting the 'Other': A Peculiar U.S. Orientalism in the Response to the Circassian War, 1838-1859," History Studies: International Journal of History: (Special Issue, October 2011: "Relationships of the USA and the Great Middle East"): 189-204; "Change and Crisis: North America on the Eve of the European Invasion," History Now 25 (2010); Making America: A History of the United States, Brief (5th ed.) 2011.
Dr. Russell K. Skowronek, Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 2010) (co-edited with Kenneth Lewis).
Dr. Charles Waite, "Price Daniel, Texas Democrats, and School Segregation, 1956-1957," East Texas Historical Journal 48 (Fall 2010): 110-24; "The Rise of a Gulf Coast Legislator," Journal of South Texas 23 (Fall 2010).