Clements Center Fellowships

Past Fellows

Image: 2013-2014 fellows left to right Ben Francis-Fallon, Max Krochmal, Neel Baumgardner and Julie Reed.

Clements Center Research Fellowships provide senior or junior scholars with an essential element for producing successful books, and that is time.  

Below is a list of each fellowship year, the fellow's name, the fellowship name, their current affiliation, manuscript or book title, and press, if under contract or published.

2014-2015

GAVIN BENKE

The Summerlee Fellowship in Texas History

Lecturer, College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program, Boston University

Electronic Bits and Ten Gallon Hats: Enron, American Culture, and Postindustrial Political Economy

Under contract with University of Pennsylvania Press

SAMI LAKOMAKI

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher

University Lecturer, Cultural Anthropology, University of Oulu, Finland

Indigenous Lands, Colonial Empires, and Nation-States: Shawnee and Sámi Spaces and Borders in North America and Fennoscandia, 1500–1900

DOUGLAS K. MILLER

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, Oklahoma State University

Reservation Limits: Native American Urbanization and Uplift in the Twentieth Century

ANDREW OFFENBURGER

The David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, Miami University of Ohio

When the West Turned South: Capital and Culture in the US-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1930

RACHEL ST. JOHN

The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, New York University

The Imagined States of America: Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century North America

Under contract with Harvard University Press

2013-2014

 


NEEL BAUMGARDNER

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Lecturer in History, University of Texas at San Antonio

Bordering North America: Constructing Wilderness Along the Periphery of Canada, Mexico, and the United States

 

 

WILLIAM deBUYS

The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Independent Scholar

David J. Weber’s First Impressions: A Reader’s Journey to Iconic Places in the American Southwest

Forthcoming Yale University Press

BENJAMIN FRANCIS-FALLON

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, Western Carolina University

Minority Reports: US Politics and the Forging of Hispanic Identity

Under contract with Harvard University Press

MAX KROCHMAL

The Summerlee Fellowship in Texas History

Assistant Professor of History, Texas Christian University

Blue Texas: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Making of the Multiracial Democratic Coalition

Under contract with the Justice, Power, and Politics Series, University of North Carolina Press 

JULIE L. REED

The David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, University of Tennessee

Ten Times Better: Cherokee Social Services

Forthcoming with University of Oklahoma Press



2012-2013

 

 

PAUL CONRAD

The David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas-Arlington

Captive Fates: Displaced American Indians in Southwestern America, Mexico, and Cuba, 1500-1800

Under contract with the Early Modern Americas Series, University of Pennsylvania Press

DARREN DOCHUK

The Inaugural Bill & Rita Clements Senior Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

Anointed  with Oil: God and Black Gold in Modern America

 

RUBEN FLORES

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Kansas

Backroads Pragmatists
Mexico's Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States

Politics and Culture in Modern America Series, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014

PAULA LUPKIN

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of Art History, University of North Texas

The Great Southwest: Trade, Territory, and Regional Architecture

 

TYINA STEPTOE

The Summerlee Fellowship in Texas History

Assistant Professor of History, University of Arizona

Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City

University of California Press, 2015



2011-2012

 

 

JOSEPH ABEL

The Summerlee Fellowship in Texas History

Development Associate at Baltimore Museum of Industry

Sunbelt Civil Rights: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Aircraft Manufacturing Industry of Texas, 1940-1980

Forthcoming with the University of Georgia Press

KATRINA JAGODINSKY

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Legal Codes and Talking Trees:  Indigenous Women in Imperial Courts, 1853-1912

Forthcoming with the Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press

SUSAN LEE JOHNSON

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Traffic in Men:  The Old Maid, the Housewife, and Their Great Westerner

 

SASCHA SCOTT

The Bill & Rita Clements Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of American Art, Syracuse University

A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians

University of Oklahoma Press, 2015

ANDREW J. TORGET

The Inaugural David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, University of North Texas

Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850

David J. Weber Series in New Borderlands History, University of North Carolina Press, 2015

2010-2011

 

 

DANIEL ARREOLA

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Professor of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, retired

Postcards from the Río Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s-1950s

University of Texas Press, 2013

 

SAMI LAKOMAKI

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

University Lecturer, Cultural Anthropology, University of Oulu, Finland

Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 2014

MATTHEW LIEBMANN

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Archaeology Program at Harvard University

Revolt: An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico.

University of Arizona Press, 2012

JASON MELLARD

The Summerlee Foundation Fellow for the Study of Texas History

Assistant Director, Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University at San Marcos

Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texas in Popular Culture

University of Texas Press, 2013

ELIZABETH HAYES TURNER

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

University Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Texas, retired

Juneteenth: The Evolution of an Emancipation Celebration

 



2009-2010

 

 

NORWOOD ANDREWS

The Summerlee Foundation Fellow for the Study of Texas History

Lecturer in History, University of Texas – Pan American

Healing Professions in Killing States:  The Death Penalty, Medicine, and Society in Britain and Texas

 

CATHLEEN CAHILL

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of American West, Gender, Race, Environment, and Social History, University of New Mexico

Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933

University of North Carolina Press, 2011

SARAH CORNELL

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Americans in the U.S. South and Mexico: A Transnational History of Race, Slavery, and Freedom, 1810-1925

 

RAÚL CORONADO

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley

A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture

Harvard University Press, 2013

STEPHANIE LEWTHWAITE

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

University Lecturer in American History, University of Nottingham, U.K.

A Contested Art: Modernism and Mestizaje in New Mexico


University of Oklahoma Press, 2015



2008-2009

 

 

ROBERT T. CHASE

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, State University of New York-Stony Brook

Civil Rights on the Cell Block: Race, Reform, and Punishment in Texas Prisons and the Nation, 1945-1990

 

RAPHAEL B. FOLSOM

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of History, University of Oklahoma

The Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 2014

MIGUEL ÁNGEL GONZÁLEZ QUIROGA

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Professor, Colegio de Historia, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Conflict and Commonality in the Texas-Mexico Border Region, 1830-1880

 

DAVID E. NARRETT

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, University of Texas, Arlington

Adventurism and Empire: The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803

University of North Carolina Press, 2014

JOHN W. WEBER

The Summerlee Foundation Fellow for the Study of Texas History

Assistant Professor of History, Old Dominion University

From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

David J. Weber Series in New Borderlands History, University of North Carolina Press, 2015



2007-2008

 

 

DANIEL HERMAN

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Professor of History, Central Washington University

Hell on the Range:  A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 2010

JACQUELINE MOORE  

The Summerlee Foundation Fellow for the Study of Texas History

United States Foreign Service in Public Diplomacy 

Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865 to 1900

New York University Press, 2009

JOAQUÍN RIVAYA-MARTÍNEZ  

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies, Texas State University

Captivity and Adoption Among the Comanche Indians, 1700-1875

 

JULIA MARÍA SCHIAVONE CAMACHO 

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Antioch College

Chinese Mexicans:  Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960

University of North Carolina Press, 2012



2006-2007

 

 

S. DEBORAH KANG

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of Borderlands History, California State University, San Marcos

The Legal Construction of the Borderlands:  The INS, Immigration Law, and Immigrant Rights on the U.S. - Mexico Border

Forthcoming Oxford University Press

ANDREW NEEDHAM

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, New York University

Power Lines:  Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Politics and Society in 20th Century America Series, Princeton University Press, 2014  

MONICA PERALES

The Summerlee Foundation Fellow for the Study of Texas History

Associate Professor of History, University of Houston.

Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community

University of North Carolina Press, 2010

CYNTHIA RADDING

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Gussenhoven Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies, 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

In the Shadow of Empire: Ecology, History, and Culture in Two Colonial Frontiers

 

CHRIS WILSON

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

J.B. Jackson Professor of Cultural Landscape Studies, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico.

The Plazas of New Mexico

Trinity University Press, 2011



2005-2006

 

 

DAVID WALLACE ADAMS

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Professor Emeritus of Education and History, Cleveland State University

Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of
Age in a Cultural Borderlands, 1890–1990

Forthcoming University Press of Kansas

BRIAN DELAY

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

The War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.- Mexican War

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press,  2008

ERIC MEEKS

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, Northern Arizona University

Border Citizens:  The Making of Indians, Mexicans, and Anglos in Arizona

University of Texas Press, 2007



2004-2005

 

 

LAURA HERNÁNDEZ-EHRISMAN

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Assistant Professor of University Programs, St. Edwards University, Austin

Inventing the Fiesta City: Heritage and Carnival in San Antonio

University of New Mexico Press, 2008

BRIAN FREHNER 

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, Oklahoma State University

Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920

University of Nebraska Press, 2011

ANDREW GRAYBILL

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Director, Clements Center for Southwest Studies and Professor of History, Southern Methodist University    

Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910

University of Nebraska Press, 2007

HENRY TOTANES 

Fulbright Fellow

Associate Professor of History at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, the Philippines

A Comparative Study of Franciscan Missions in the American Southwest and the Diocese of Nueva Caceres in Kabikolan, Philippines

 



2003-2004

 

 

DEBORAH COHEN

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

University of North Carolina Press, 2011

MARC RODRIGUEZ

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History at Portland State University and Managing Editor, Pacific Historical Review

The Tejano Diaspora:  Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

University of North Carolina Press, 2011

SYLVIA RODRÍGUEZ

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for 
Intercultural Studies, University of New Mexico

Acequia: Water-sharing, Sanctity and Place in Hispanic New Mexico

SAR Press, 2006



2002-2003

 

 

FLANNERY BURKE

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, St. Louis University

From Greenwich Village to Taos:  Primitivism and Place at Mabel Dodge Luhan’s

University Press of Kansas, May 2008

COLLEEN O'NEILL

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, Utah State University and  Coeditor, Western Historical Quarterly

Working the Navajo Way:  Labor and Culture in the Twentieth Century

University Press of Kansas, 2005

TISA WENGER

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of American Religious History, Yale Divinity School

We Have a Religion:  The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

University of North Carolina Press, 2009



2001-2002

 

 

OMAR VALERIO-JIMÉNEZ

The Summerfield-Roberts Fellow in Texas History

Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at San Antonio

River of Hope: Forging Identity and Nation in the Rio Grande Borderlands

Duke University Press, 2013

MARTINA WILL DE CHAPARRO

The Carl B. and Florence E. King Fellow in Southwest History

Professor of History and Politics (term appointment), Regis University at Denver

Death and Dying in New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press, 2007

PEKKA HÄMÄLÄINEN

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Rhodes Professor of History and Fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, U.K.

The Comanche Empire

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 2008

ANDREA KÖKÉNY

Fulbright Scholar

Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Modern History and Mediterranean Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary

Anglo-Americans in Texas, 1821-1845

 



2000-2001

 

 

MARTIN PADGET

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Senior Lecturer of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University, Wales, U.K.

Indian Country: Travels in the American Southwest, 1840 -1935

University of New Mexico Press, 2004

RAÚL A. RAMOS

The Summerfield-Roberts Fellow in Texas History

Associate Professor of History, University of Houston

Beyond the Alamo:  Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

University of North Carolina Press, 2008

MARSHA WEISIGER

The Carl B. and Florence E. King Fellow in Southwest History

Rocky and Julie Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History, Department of History, University of Oregon

Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country

Weyerhaeuser Environmental Series, University of Washington Press, 2009



1999-2000

 

 

JULIANA BARR

The Summerfield-Roberts Fellow in Texas History

Associate Professor of History, Duke University

Peace Came in the Form of a Woman:  Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands, 

University of North Carolina Press, 2007

WILLIAM deBUYS

The Carl B. and Florence E. King Fellow in Southwest History

Independent Scholar and Environmental Consultant

Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell

Island Press, 2001

HEATHER TRIGG

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, University of Michigan

From Household to Empire:  Society and Economy in Early Colonial New Mexico

University of Arizona Press, 2005



1998-1999

 

 

STEVEN REICH

The Summerfield-Roberts Fellow in Texas History

Associate Professor of History, James Madison University.  

The Making of a Southern Sawmill World: Race, Class, and Rural Transformation in the Piney Woods of East Texas, 1830-1930

 

JAMES SNEAD

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Northridge

Ruins and Rivals: The Making of Southwest Archaeology

University of Arizona Press, 2001



1997-1998

 

 

JAMES MILLER

The Summerlee Fellow in Texas History

Associate Professor of History, Carleton University

South by Southwest: Planter Emigration and Identity in the Slave South,

University of Virginia Press, 2002

SAMUEL TRUETT

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America

Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico

Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 2006



1996-1997

 

 

GREGG CANTRELL

The Summerlee Fellow in Texas History

Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair of History, Texas Christian University

Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas

The Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 1999

NANCY BECK YOUNG

The Bill & Rita Clements  Fellow for the  Study of Southwestern America

Professor of History, University of Houston

Wright Patman: Populism, Liberalism, and the American Dream

SMU Press, 2000