Max Krochmal

Associate Professor of History and Chair of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Reed Hall 328 - On leave Fall 2018 | 817-257-7315

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Ph.D., History, Duke University (2011)
MA, History, Duke University (2007)
BA, Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz (2004)

Courses Taught

HIST 10613 – U.S. History: A Survey Since 1877
HIST 10703 – The African-American Experience Since 1619
HIST 10713 – Multicultural America
HIST 30613 – History of Working People in America
HIST 30803 – U.S. Urban History: Race, Space, and Community Activism
HIST 30813 – Oral History Field Research Seminar
HIST 30823 – The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics, and Immigration Rights, in combination with the TCU Justice Journey
HIST 30833 – The Civil Rights Movement, in combination with the TCU Justice Journey
HIST 49963 – History Major Seminar in U.S. History
HIST 70603 – Graduate Seminar in U.S. History: Readings in American History Since 1865: Political Economy and the People
HIST 80603 – Research Seminar in U.S. History: 20th Century Race, Class, and Gender
HNRS 20503-670 – Cultural Contact Zones: Oral History Field Research

Areas of Focus

U.S. since 1865
African American history
Chicano/a-Latino/a history
Labor and Working-Class history
Oral history
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Comparative social movements

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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,

“Texas Democrats must get back to their progressive roots,” TribTalk (Texas Tribune), November 21, 2016,

“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,

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