Faculty and Staff


Alexis M. McCrossen

US Social and Cultural History

Dallas Hall Room 60


Ph.D., History of American Civilization, Harvard University, 1995
A.M., History, Harvard University, 1990
B.A., History, Carleton College, 1989
Diploma, West Mesa High School (Albuquerque, NM), 1984

Major Awards, Prizes, Fellowships and Grants

  • Research about history of Sunday in U.S. supported by Whiting Dissertation Fellowship (1994-5); Louisville Institute Summer Fellowship (1996); American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Research Grant (1997).
  • Holy Day, Holiday selected for Choice Outstanding scholarly publication (2001) and Annual SMU Godbey Author’s Award (2001).
  • Research about history of time-keeping and time consciousness in U.S. supported by National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers (1999-2000); Non-stipendary Warren Center Fellowship (Harvard University) (1999-2000); Hagley Museum and Library Fellowship (Summer 2002); Lemelson Center Research Grant (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution) (Summer 2002).
  • Research about consumer culture and capitalism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands supported by Clements Center for Southwest Studies Symposium Fund (SMU) and William Clements Department of History (SMU).

Major Publications


  • Undergraduate instruction: History of Consumer Culture; History of Cultural Institutions; U.S. History Since 1877 Survey; Looking at the U.S. in the 1970s; U.S. Cultural History 
  • Graduate seminar: U.S. History, 1787-1877; U.S. History, 1877-1932; Comparative History of Consumer Culture

Last updated 08/13