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Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, Justice, Power, and Politics (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016).
Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, collaborative research project and website, 2014-present
“Protesters, the council and the many meanings of racism,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 18, 2017, http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article168083772.html
“Texas Democrats must get back to their progressive roots,” TribTalk (Texas Tribune), November 21, 2016, https://www.tribtalk.org/2016/11/21/texas-democrats-must-get-back-to-their-progressive-roots/
“San Antonio Chicano Organizers (SACO): Labor Activists and el Movimiento,” in Mario T. García, ed., The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century, New Directions in American History (New York: Routledge, 2014): 203-226.
“Chicano Labor and Multiracial Politics in Post-World War II Texas: Two Case Studies,” in Robert H. Zieger, ed., Life and Labor in the New New South (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012), 133-176.
“An Unmistakably Working-Class Vision: Birmingham’s Foot Soldiers and Their Civil Rights Movement,” Journal of Southern History LXXVI, no. 4 (November 2010): 923-960.
Presidential panel, “Textual Transactions through Public Pathways: Cultural Interventions in and beyond the Academy,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 5, 2019.
“Blue Texas,” C-SPAN Cities Tour on Book TV, April 9, 2018.
Keynote address, “Documenting and Disseminating the Chicano/a Movement: Lessons from the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project,” Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement, Department of Chicano/a Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 23, 2018.
“How Texas Is Changing,” with Steve Klineberg, interviewed by Krys Boyd on Think, KERA, November 10, 2017, http://think.kera.org/2017/11/10/how-texas-is-changing/
C-SPAN BookTV Blue Texas book talk, BookPeople, Austin, November 21, 2016.
“Unions After World War II,” C-SPAN Lectures in History, TCU, November 1, 2016.
“Viva Mi Historia: The Story of Fort Worth Latino Families,” and Latino Fort Worth website, 2016.
National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant, $200,000, 2015-18, for Civil Rights in Black & Brown
For Blue Texas
- Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians, 2017, for Blue Texas
- Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association, 2017, for Blue Texas
- National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Non-Fiction Book Award, 2017, for Blue Texas
- Ramirez Family Award, Texas Institute of Letters, 2016, for Blue Texas
- Summerlee Fellowship in Texas History, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, 2013-14.
Deans’ Research & Creativity Award, Texas Christian University (campus-wide), 2018.
Finalist, Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community, 2016.
Outstanding Faculty / Staff Award, TCU Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services, presented at IIS annual banquet, 2015 and 2012.
Organization of American Historians
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Oral History Association
Southern Labor Studies Association
Texas State Historical Association
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
African American Intellectual History Society
National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Tejas Foco