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Joel Zapta receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

Joel Zapata has received a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies for 2022-2023 as a resident scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There he will continue his study tentatively titled, “The Erased Homeland: Mexicans’ Long Past, the Southern Great Plains, and America’s Future.” Congratulations!

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Congrats to PhD candidates, Ashton Reynolds and Christopher Walton

Congratulations to Christopher Walton, History PhD candidate, as he was awarded a $500 IHS Hayek Fund for Scholars Grant from the Institute for Humane Studies! PhD candidate Ashton Reynolds has been awarded a 2022-2023 Beineke Library Research Fellowship from Yale to work with their James J Strang Papers and Collection

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Department of History alumnus wins NACCS book award

Congratulations to History Ph.D. alumnus Aaron Sanchez! His book Homeland: Ethnic Mexican Belonging since 1900 was awarded the 2022 NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies) Tejas Foco Non-fiction Book Award for best book in Tejana/o studies in the nation.  

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Listen: SMU alumna, Jennifer Koshatka Seman on Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio Jennifer Koshatka Seman (Ph.D. in history, 2015), SMU alumna and lecturer at Metropolitan State University in Denver, was interviewed by Texas Public Radio in San Antonio on curanderismo, faith healing, in the U.S./Mexico borderlands– https://www.tpr.org/podcast/fronteras/2022-01-21/fronteras-borderlands-curanderos-faith-healers-of-the-late-19th-and-early-20th-centuries-were-also-revolutionaries.  

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Congratulations to Joel Zapata

Dedman News Joel Zapata (Ph.D. in history, 2019), SMU alumnus and assistant professor at Oregon State University, has been named Cairns K. Smith Faculty Scholar at OSU for his research in public history.

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Congratulations to Ruben Arellano

Ruben A. Arellano (Ph.D. history 2017), SMU alumnus and Dallas College-Mountain View professor, recently published the following– “El Es Dios! A Historical Interpretation of Danza Azteca as a Revitalization Movement’ Journal of Festive Studies, Vol. 3, 2021, 121—14 https://doi.org/10.33823/jfs.2021.3.1.61

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How historians view Trump – and how Trump sees himself

CBS News There’s at least one thing that Donald Trump’s critics and supporters can agree on about his presidency, according to Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University: “He came in to be a disrupter, and of all of his accomplishments, I think it’s very easy to say that he accomplished […]

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Why do we count down to the New Year?

Zocalo Originally Posted: Jan. 1, 2022 Few people counted down to anything until the 1960s and 1970s—and yes, that included the new year. Celebrations and midnight kisses on December 31, of course. Countdowns, no. How, then, did the countdown go from almost nonexistent to ubiquitous in the latter half of the 20th century? And why […]

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Congrats to alumnus Aaron Sánchez

SMU’s Clements Department of History heartily congratulates, alumnus Aaron Sánchez (Ph.D. 2013), on securing a position as assistant professor of history (advanced tenure-track) at Texas Tech University, a Carnegie Research 1 institution, beginning in fall 2022.

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SMU Debater Ryan Booth Ranked #1 in the Nation by IPDA

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Nov. 18, 2021 Ryan Booth is ranked as the number one varsity competitor in the nation by the International Public Debate Association in their fall rankings released on November 16, 2021. Booth’s record and ranking is based upon more than 30 debate rounds at four tournaments this fall. Booth finished […]