Ph.D. candidate, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2008-present
M.A. History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2011
Courses Taught: U.S. History to 1865; U.S. History since 1865, Native American History, Historical Research, and Success Central
Grants, Scholarships and Awards
- Southern Methodist University, Department of History, Ph.D. Fellowship, 2008-2013.
- Clements Center for Southwest Studies, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Foundation Research Grant, 2011.
- Clements Center for Southwest Studies, The McElhaney Family Foundation Fellowship, 2010.
- Southern Methodist University, Graduate Studies Research Award, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
- Oklahoma Thesis of the Year 2006, by Oklahoma Historical Society.
- Outstanding Graduate Student of 2005-2006, by Jackson College of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Edward Everett Dale Outstanding Graduate Award of 2005-2006, by the Department of History and Geography.
- Mary Elizabeth Morelli LA Outstanding Graduate Student of 2005-2006, College of Liberal Arts.
- Emerging Leaders Scholarship, Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Award, September 2006.
- Jackson College of Graduate Studies and Research Grant, Spring 2006.
- Kremm Fund, Travel and Research Funding Award, 2004- 2006.
- Liberal Arts Travel Fund, Award, March 2006.
- Sarkeys Foundation Research Grant, Award, Fall 2004, Spring 2005.
- Sons of Norway, Heritage Research Scholarship, University of Oslo, Award, Summer 2004.
- Student Creative Research Grant, Joe Jackson College of Graduate Studies, University of Central Oklahoma, 2004-2005 and Travel Grant for archival research in London. “Seeking Independence: Norway’s Struggle for International Recognition in 1905”
- President Academic Scholarship, Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City, Award, 2001-02.
National Conference Presentations
Western History Association Conference, October 13-16, 2010, Lake Tahoe, Nevada; “Education, Race and Identity: A Case Study Among Early Twentieth Century Indian Art.”
American Society of Ethnohistory Conference, November 7-10, 2007, Tulsa, Oklahoma; “The New Deal Sponsorship of Indian Art in Oklahoma.”
Western History Association Conference, October 3-6, 2007, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; “Southern Plains Indian Art Renaissance: Oklahoma in the 1920s.”
Southwest Art History Conference XIX, October 10-12, 2007, Taos, New Mexico; “Jack Hokeah and the Artistic Marriage of Two Native Cultures.”
American Society of Ethnohistory Conference, November 1-5, 2006, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; “The Native American Art Renaissance in Oklahoma: 1920-30s.”
Western Social Science Association, April 2006, Phoenix, Arizona; “Kiowa Five: Traditional and Groundbreaking Artists.”
Western Social Science Association, April 2005, Albuquerque, New Mexico; “Oscar Jacobson; A Swedish Cowboy Who Encouraged American Indian Art.”
Western Social Science Association, April 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah; “Norway’s Internal Conflict: Norway and the European Economic Community 1972.”
State and Regional Conference Presentations
- Oklahoma Museum Association, September 2006, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; “Discovering Sources, Telling Stories: Historical Research in the Museum.”
- Mountain-Plains Museums Association Annual Meeting, September, 2006, Taos, New Mexico; “The Jacobson House: A Native Art Center and its Relationship with New Mexico.”
- Oklahoma Historical Society Annual Meeting, April, 2006, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
- “Kiowa Indian Artists Make International Headlines.”
The National New Deal Preservation Association and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Symposium, Santa Fe, 4-6 April 2008 “New Deal: Indian Arts and Culture in New Mexico.”
University of Texas of Arlington’s History Department, Phi Alpha Theta, 8 November 2006, “Oscar Jacobson and the Kiowa Five: Change Art Appreciation and Leave a Lasting Legacy.”
Plains Indian Museum Seminar, October 2006, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming; “Kiowa Artists Preserve Dance and Regalia Through Art.”
Public Presentations, Interviews, and Curatorial Work
- Jack Hokeah: Kiowa Influence Among the Southwest Indians 1930s: Guest Curator.
- “Scandinavian Cultural Exhibition: Sweden” Gallery Talk Presented at the Jacobson House, 19 November 2006.
- Presentation of “Five Generations of Woman Graduates at the University of Central Oklahoma”, at the Liberal Arts Symposium, 12 April 2006.
- Presentation of the “Kiowa Five and One: History of Lois Smoky and the Kiowa Five” at the Jacobson House: Native Art Center, Norman, Oklahoma, 23 March 2006.
- Interview with National Public Radio: KGOU, in relation to researching and writing a book about Oscar Jacobson and in addition to discussing the exhibition on Kiowa Five and Lois Smoky, aired, 5 March 2006.
- Interview with The Daily Oklahoman on the subject of Oscar Jacobson and the Kiowa Five, March 2006.
- Interview with the State Regents Public Affairs Office’s Radio Program about the Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program discussing Powwow Culture Native American Performance and Meaning, 16 February 2006.
- Presentation of “Oscar B. Jacobson: A Swedish Cowboy Who Influenced Indian Art” at the University of Central Oklahoma, sponsored by the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of History and Geography and the Edmond Historical Society, 8 February 2006.
- Presentation about Oscar Jacobson and his birth place Vestervik, Sweden, and childhood in Lindsborg, Kansas, for the Scandinavian Club, Oklahoma City, February 2005.
- Presentation about Norwegian Life and Society for the Scandinavian Cultural and Interest Group, Norman, Oklahoma, October 2004.
Review of The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman, by Theodore D. Sargent, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005) in Chronicles of Oklahoma 84 (2006-07).
Art Focus Oklahoma:
- “Americana Art” January/February 2008.
- “Creating a Dialogue through Art: OklaDADA’s Voice in the Centennial,” September/October 2007.
- “Partnering Up for the Arts: Heart and Soul of the Great Plains,” July/August 2007.
- “Public Works Art Projects Inspire Murals Today,” July/August 2006.
- “Early Pow-wow Culture Preserved in Art,” July/August 2006.
- “Smiles: Humor in Art,” May/June 2006.
- “N. Scott Momaday: First Indian Pulitzer Author, Scholar and Renowned Artist at the Jacobson House,” Norman, Oklahoma, May/June 2006.
- Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Newsgram Magazine,
- “Carriers of Native Knowledge: Objects, Themes, and Interpretations at the national Museum of the American Indian,” Session Review, Winter 2006.
- “Emerging Leaders Scholarship Essay,” Winter 2006.
Workbook for American Passage, by Anne Allbright, Pam Balote, and John Elder, 2007.
Internships and Volunteer Work
Jacobson House, Historian/Researcher and Grant Writer, Summer, 2004-present.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Assistant Editor and Writer for Art Focus: Oklahoma, Spring 2006.
45th Infantry Museum, Assistant Archivist and Librarian, Summer 2005.
Western History Association Western Social Science Association
American Studies Association American Society of Ethnohistory
Oklahoma Museum Association Mountain Plains Museum Association
Southern Methodist University, Oaxaca, Mexico, 26 December 2009 - 14 January 2010.
Fundación PLFM Language School, Antigua, Guatemala, April-July 2008.
University of Oslo, Norway, June-July 2006.
Last updated 10/11