Max Krochmal

Associate Professor and Director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Reed Hall 328 | 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 40873 – The Civil Rights Movement
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

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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

“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.

“50 Years Later, New Movement on the March,” Dallas Morning News, August 12, 2013, 15-A.

Viva Mi Historia: The Story of Fort Worth Latino Families,” and Latino Fort Worth website, 2016.

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.

Invited Presentation, “Special Panel on Recently Published Books,” Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, February 26, 2016, C-SPAN, (33:41).

Keynote Speaker, 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration, City of Fort Worth, January 15, 2016.

National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant, $200,000, 2015-18, for Civil Rights in Black & Brown

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.

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.

Labor and Working-Class History Association
Oral History Association
Southern Labor Studies Association
Texas State Historical Association
Organization of American Historians