Faculty and Staff


Andrew R. Graybill

Associate Professor and Director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies
North American West

Dallas Hall Room 337

Educational Background

PhD Princeton University
MA Princeton University
MAT Education, Trinity University
BA Yale University

Academic Positions

Southern Methodist University
Director, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU, 2011-Present.
Associate Professor of History, 2011-Present.
Clements Center Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America, 2004-2005.

University of Nebraska –Lincoln
Faculty Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2010-11
Director, Program in Nineteenth-Century Studies, 2009-11
Associate Professor of History, 2008-11
Assistant Professor of History, 2005-08
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2003-04

Research Interests

North American West, with particular interest in expansion, borders, race, violence, and the environment.  

Major Publications

The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013) - His latest publication, tells the story of a Montana family of mixed native-white ancestry and the changing notions of racial identity in the West between 1850-1950. 

Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910 (University of Nebraska Press, 2007) - a comparative study of the two most famous constabularies in the world and pays particular attention to the consequences of frontier absorption for rural people. 

Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories, co-edited with Benjamin H. Johnson (Duke University Press, 2010) - marks the first attempt to bring scholars of both the continent’s border regions into sustained conversation. 

Introduction to the reprint of Ruth Allen’s Chapters in the History of Organized Labor in Texas (William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, 2006). 
"Helen P. Clarke in 'the Age of Tribes':  Montana's Changing Racial landscape, 1870-1920" in Montana: The Magazine of Western History (Spring 2011: 3-19)

Current Work

The Civil War Era in the American West, co-edited with Adam I. Arenson (in development).

Last updated 09/13