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The Dangerous Game Donald Trump is Playing with MS-13

PhD Student Roberto Andrade Franco has a piece in the March 7, 2018 Washington Post. Here’s a taste: Of course, this is not the first time politicians have used a Latino group as a boogeyman for political gain. Seventy-five years … Continue reading

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From the Outside In: How the World Should View Meghan Markle 

By Camille Davis   At the end of 2017, a sense of elation was shared by many women in the African American community. There were hashtags such as #blackprincess, #blackroyalty and #princessmeghan floating all over social media to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Great start to the year!

We had a wonderful presentation yesterday from Lindsay Chervinsky, a new fellow at the Center for Presidential History and a historian of early American politics.  She summarized her discussion here, for those who weren’t able to make it.  Her advice … Continue reading

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Becoming a historian in 2017

What a moment to start a graduate career in history.  Anxiety about the decline of the humanities has come to be tempered by whiffs of hope that critical thinking about society is highly valued, not just by intellectuals but by … Continue reading

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Welcome to the SMU History Grad Student Blog

The world seems to afford us endless opportunities to apply the past to the present, and graduate students in history have a special vantage point from make those connections.  The graduate students in the William P. Clements Department of History … Continue reading

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