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 specialize in a wide range of areas of history.  Our department has long pioneered the study of the region of the southwest borderlands between the US and Mexico, through the incredible work of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies.  We interpret “borders” widely around here, however, and our students study borders, boundaries and crossings in many places around the world.  More recently, we’ve broadened our interests to include a range of other areas, and we benefit greatly from the presence of the Center for Presidential History.

Over the next few months, this blog will grow to include the voices of many of our students, and we hope some guest posts for those who might offer us some guidance.  If you have comments or suggestions, send them our way!

Kate Carté Engel, Director of Graduate Studies

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