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David J. Cameron is a doctoral candidate in Chicano/Latino and Twentieth-Century United States History at Texas A&M University His project Race and Religion in the Bayou City: Latino/a, African American, and Anglo Baptists in Houston’s Long Civil Rights Movement​ ​examines how the intersections of race and religion in the Bayou City shaped Houston-area Baptists’ participation in the struggle for civil rights through religious associations, churches, and leaders.

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Chris Babits is a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Texas at Austin. His project To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Conversion Therapy in the United States from the Second World War to the Present Day is a history of the conversion therapy movement that helps us understand how religion and scientific inquiry intersect as well as the changing norms on gender and sexuality from the early Cold War into post-9/11 America.

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Tyler Thompson is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University. His project Representations of American Indians in Texas Memory and Mythology, 1875-1936 ​uses primary sources from The Portal to Texas History to examine the campaign for erection of the Battle of Adobe Walls monument and to understand change over time in Native American representations.

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Dennis Michael Mims is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. His project A Queer History of Dallas: The Formation, Development, and Integration of Big D’s LGBT Community, 1965-2005 ​ shows how significantly things changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals living within the city of Dallas during these four decades.

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Hillary Anderson is a PhD candidate in History at Texas A&M University.  Her project Radicalizing the South: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in 1970s Liberation Movements seeks to locate subaltern voices that add depth, richness, a fresh geography, and complexity to the historical narrative of civil rights in the 1970s.

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Ben Davis holds an MFA in photography and is currently working toward his MS-LS in Archival Studies and Imaging Technology at UNT. His project Historic Architecture of Harrison County Texas investigates the social experience of architecture by documenting cultural rituals and events that took place at historic structures in Texas over 150 years ago.

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Laura Forsberg is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in English at Harvard University. Her project The Victorian Miniature Book shows how the miniature book re-enchants familiar works and transports the reader from the dull world of full-sized reality into an expansive realm of minute possibility.

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William A. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Angelo State University. His project In the Service of Democracy: American Military Service from World War II to the Present  will contribute to a chapter in a broader work on American military service from World War II to the present.

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Evan C. Rothera is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at The Pennsylvania State University. His project 'There are in Texas men who have suffered much’: Reconstruction in the Lone Star State examines how Reconstruction unfolded, at the state and local levels, in Texas.


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Nakia Parker is completing her third year in the history doctoral program at the University of Texas. Her project Trails of Tears and Freedom: Slavery, Migration, and Emancipation in the Southwest Borderlands, 1830-1887 chronicles the lived experiences and migration patterns of enslaved people of African and Black Indian descent in Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw slaveholding communities in Arkansas, Indian Territory, and Texas between the time of Indian Removal to the passage of the Dawes Act of 1887.