Grad Project Managers
Camille Davis is a doctoral candidate who focuses on the visual and intellectual history of the American Revolution and the Early Republic. Her specific area of focus is the role of portraiture in shaping ideas of American identity and legitimacy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University and a master’s degree in history from the University of North Texas, Denton. Additionally, she is an alum of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. In December 2019, Camille became Senior Editor of the SMU graduate history blog — The Future of the Past — where she writes about the effects of images and pop culture on history and politics. She is also one of the Oral History Project Managers within the “Voices of SMU” oral history project. Her hobbies include yoga, home decor projects, and reading Vogue and Architectural Digest magazines.
Jonathan Angulo lived along Southern California’s borderlands for twenty-four years before he moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue his Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University. His studies focus on the transnational (U.S.-Mexico) undocumented economies of migrant smuggling, street work, family labor, liquor trafficking, and illicit government activities along the Imperial-Mexicali borderlands during the mid-twentieth century. Jonathan’s identity as an ethnic Mexican who grew up in a bi-national community informs his current research project. He joined Voices of SMU in August 2019 as an Oral History Project Manager and has enjoyed the experience. Besides academia, he enjoys reading the news, working out, board games, movies, TV series, and cooking. He would like to use his research to obtain a job in academia or acquire an occupation in a public history position.
Brett Fearer received his B.A. with a double major in History and French from Wichita State University. He grew up and currently lives in the Dallas area, where he is pursuing his M.A. in History at Southern Methodist University. His research interests center broadly around popular music in the United States, particularly rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal, as well as a particular interest in human rights. Outside of school, Brett enjoys running, watching movies, and listening to music. He is also a big sports fan and likes to watch hockey, football, and baseball. Brett joined the “Voices of SMU” oral history project as an Oral History Project Manager in October 2021.
Laura Narvaez is a first-gen Ph.D. student at Southern Methodist University. She completed her BA and MA at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she was a Nau Graduate Research Fellow and focused on twentieth-century Texas and U.S. history. Her research centers oral history as a methodology, focusing on the intersections of gender, race, and class in Chicana feminist activism and the Mexican Revolution’s impact on memory and Mexican American social movements. Laura enjoys DIY projects, classic sci-fi, long walks with her dogs, and fan fiction when she’s not busy being a historian.