Previous Clements Center Graduate Grant Recipients

Image: Founding benefactor Governor Bill Clements with SMU Department of History chair Kathleen Wellman, along with SMU history PhD students Carla Mendiola, Dale Topham, Luis Garcia, Jennifer Seman, David Rex Galindo, Gabriel Martinez-Serna, Derek Kutzer, Jenna Valadez, George T. Diaz and Timothy Bowman.  Photo © SMU, Hillsman Jackson.

2020

     
McKenzie Alford Anthropology The Clements Center Research Grant Hohokam (Huhugam) and Historic O’Odham Repatriation, Material Culture, and Chronology
Danya Epstein Art History The Clements Center Research Grant  The Archive is Absent: Hopi Art History in the Long Twentieth Century 
Josh Phillips  History Steven Denson/Clements Center Research Grant Choctaw and Allegiances with the  Confederacy 
Timothy Seiter History The Clements Center Research Grant The Karankawa Indians of Texas

2019

 

 

 

Ryan Breslawski 

Anthropology 

The Clements Center Research Grant 

The Geography of Altithermal Subsistence Adaptations on the North American Great Plains

Kyle Carpenter 

History 

The Clements Center Research Grant 

The Global Rio Grande: Entrepreneurs, Colonization, and Mercantile Networks in the Rio Grande Borderlands, 1831-1881 

Austin Miller 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Picuris Pueblo 

Zac Nash 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant  

Republic of the Rio Grande and the Republic of Yucatan

Patrick Troester 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

The Broken Edge of Empire: Making Violence, Nations, and State Power in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1820-1890

2018

 

 

 

Roberto Andrade

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

El Gran Chingón vs. The Great Off-White Hope: Julio Cesár Chávez, Oscar De La Hoya, and Mexican Authenticity

Kyle Carpenter

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

The Global Rio Grande: European Networks in the Rio Grande Borderlands, 1821-1880 

Joshua Tracy

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

A Border and A Resource: A History of the Rio Grande Valley 

Patrick Troester 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Nation-Making and the Politics of Violence in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1835-1870

2017

 

 

 

Roberto Andrade

History

The Joe Staley Travel Research Grant 

El Gran Chingón vs. The Great Off-White Hope: Julio Cesár Chávez, Oscar De La Hoya, and Mexican Authenticity 

Kyle Carpenter 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

European Lens on the Rio Grande Valley after the Mexican-American War 

Joshua Tracy

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

A Border and A Resource: A History of the Rio Grande Valley 

Patrick Troester 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

The Broken Edge of Empire: Making Violence, Nations, and State Power in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1821-1890 

Joel Zapata 

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

The Mexican Southern Plains: Creating an Ethnic Mexican Homeland on the Llano 

2016

 

 

 

Zachary Adams

 History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Mexican- and Irish- American Nationalism 1900-1930

Rachel Burger

 Anthropology

The Steven Denson Research Grant

Food Security and Coalescence at Sapa’owingeh in Northern New Mexico 

Margaret Neubauer

 History

The Steven Denson Research Grant

American Indian Child Welfare, Activism, and Sovereignty, 1945-1978 

Patrick Troester

 History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Development of Social Networks in Post U.S.-Mexican War Between U.S. Militia and Mexicans 

Joel Zapata

 History

The Clements Center Research Grant

The Mexican Southern Plains: Trading, Hunting, Herding, Laboring, Fighting for Social Justice, and Creating an Ethnic Mexican Homeland, 1848-2010

2015

 

 

 

Ruben Arellano

 History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Becoming Indian: Reclaiming Coahuiltecan Indigeneity in the Tejano Community 

Margaret Neubauer

 History

The Steven Denson Research Grant

Indian Child Welfare, Sovereignty, and Race in Cold War America 

Patrick Troester

 History

The Clements Center Research Grant

U.S. Army’s Campaigns and Occupations in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands during the U.S.-Mexican War  

Joel Zapata

 History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Cultural Influence of Ethnic Mexicans, U.S. Born and Immigrants, on the Texas Panhandle

2014

 

Michael Aiuvalasit

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Prehistoric “Mega-Droughts” and Community Sustainability of Ancestral Puebloans  During Spanish Contact in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico

Ruben Arellano

History

The Steven Denson Research Grant

Coahuiltecan Identity in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley

Albert Gonzalez

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

The Social Impact of Industrial Construction in the 19th Century at Turley’s Mill, NM   

2013

 

 

Ruben Arellano

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Coahuiltecan Identiy

Samantha Robinson

Art History

The Clements Center Research Grant

The Náhuatl Language in the Florentine Codex

2012

 

 

 

Ruben Arellano

History

The Jim Watson Research Grant

Changing Identities of the Coahuiltecan Indians prior to the U.S.-Mexico War

Luis García

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

A Medieval Frontier:  Warfare and Military Culture in Texas and Northeastern Mexico (1686-1845) 

Lisa Haayen

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

The Meaning of ‘American’: Civic Belonging Among Second-Generation Youth in Super-diverse Neighborhood in Dallas, Texas 

Carrie Johnston

English

The Clements Center Research Grant

Women Writers in the Mabel Dodge Luhan’s and Alice Corbin Henderson’s Literary Salons

Derek Kutzer

History

The Jefferson Morgenthaler Research Grant

Chicano Movement, Migrating Hippies, Hispano Residents in the Southern Rockies During the 1960s

Carla Mendiola

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Mestizaje Matters: How Mestizaje/ Métissage/Intermixture Along the Texas-Mexico and Maine-Canada Borders Shaped Families, Communities, and Identities, 1880-1930 

Jennifer Seman

History

The Jim Watson Research Grant

The Politics of Curanderismo: Santa Teresa Urrea, Don Pedrito Jaramillo, and Faith Healing in the U.S-Mexico Borderlands at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 

Jenna Valadez

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

To Be ‘Indian’: Evolving Indigenous Identity in the U.S. through the Writings of Zitkala-Sa and Wassaja 

2011

 

Anne Allbright

History

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Foundation Research Grant

Oscar Brousse Jacobson Work among Native Artists in the Early 20th Century

Ruben Arellano

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Coahuiltecos Multiraciality and Identity  

Scott Cassingham

History

The Jonsson Foundation Research Grant

The Santa Fe Trail 

Luis García

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

A Medieval Frontier:  Warfare and Military Culture in Texas and Northeastern Mexico (1686-1845)  

Albert González

Anthropology

The Roy Coffee Research Grant

Turley's Mill, New Mexico 

Derek Kutzer

History

The Jonsson Foundation Research Grant

Chicano Movement, Migrating Hippies, Hispano Residents in the Southern Rockies During the 1960s

Carla Mendiola

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Mestizaje Matters: How Mestizaje/ Métissage/Intermixture Along the Texas-Mexico and Maine-Canada Borders Shaped Families, Communities, and Identities, 1880-1930  

Jennifer Seman

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Teresa Urrea and Faith Healing in the Borderlands 

2010

 

Anne Allbright

History

The McElhaney Family Foundation Research Grant

Oscar Brousse Jacobson Work Among Native Artists in the Early 20th Century 

Luis García

History

The Jonsson Foundation Research Grant

A Medieval Frontier:  Warfare and Military Culture in Texas and Northeastern Mexico (1686-1845) 

Albert González

Anthropology

The Bauman/Coffee Research Grant

An Anthropology Study of Turley's Mill, New Mexico

Carla Mendiola

History

The Komatsu/Mohraz Research Grant

Transnational Families and Mestizaje in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands and Canada

Jennifer Seman

History

The Levine/Advisory Panel Research Grant

Teresa Urrea and Faith Healing in the Borderlands  

Dale Topham

History

Advisory Panel Research Grant

Resistance, Compromise, and Acceptance: State Conservation, Environmentalism, and Anti-Environmental Politics in Parowan, Utah, 1851-2000

2009

 

Albert González

Anthropology

The Coffee Research Grant

An Anthropology Study of Turley's Mill, New Mexico 

Aja Martin

Art History

The Mohraz/Piper Foundation Research Grant

First-generation Earth Artist Walter DeMaria and his “Lightning Field 

Christy McPherson

History

The Jonsson Foundation/Piper Foundation Research Grant

Private Violations in the Public Imagination: Sexual Violence in the U.S., 1880-1930 

Carla Mendiola

History

The Komatsu/Stardust Foundation Research Grant

Comparative Study of Texas-Mexico and Maine-Canada Mestizaje 

Todd Meyers

History

The Bauman/Staley Research Grant

“Red or Green?": An Environmental History of the Chile Pepper in Southern New Mexico, 1900-2000 

John Perryman

History

The Jonsson Foundation Research Grant

Methodism in American Institutions of Higher Education in Texas 

David Rex Galindo

History

The Anchia/Stardust/Jonsson Foundation Research Grant

"Propaganda fide": Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain

2008

 

Timothy Bowman

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Blood Oranges: Citriculture, Colonialism, and the Making of Anglo-American Identity in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Borderlands during the Twentieth Century

Paul Michael Dusek

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Development of Rural Electricity in the Texas Hill Country During the New Deal Era 

Albert González

Anthropology

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

An Anthropology Study of Turley's Mill, New Mexico 

John Gram

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Education on the Edge of Empire: The Pueblos and the Federal Boarding Schools, 1881-1928 

Gabriel Martinez-Serna

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Vineyards in the Desert: The Jesuits and the Rise and Decline of an Indian Town in New Spain's Northeastern Borderlands 

David Rex Galindo

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

"Propaganda fide": Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain 

2007

 

Anna Banhegyi

History

The Bauman Research Grant

Where Marx Meets Osceola: Ideology and Mythology in the Eastern Bloc Western 

George Díaz

History

The Wellington Research Grant

Contrabandista Communities: States and Smugglers in the Lower Rio Grande Borderlands, 1848-1945 

John Gram

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Education on the Edge of Empire: The Pueblos and the Federal Boarding Schools, 1881-1928 

Gabriele Martinez-Serna

History

The Coffee Research Grant

Vineyards in the Desert: The Jesuits and the Rise and Decline of an Indian Town in New Spain's Northeastern Borderlands  

David Rex Galindo

History

The Jonsson Foundation/Watson Research Grant

"Propaganda fide": Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain  

Catrina Whitley

Archaeology

The Mohraz/Piper Foundation Research Grant

Analytical Study of the Skeletal Remains from Blueberry Hill Excavation, Taos, NM 

2006

 

Matt Babcock

History

The Jonsson Research Grant

Turning Apaches into Spaniards: North America's Forgotten Indian Reservations 

Anna Banhegyi

History

The Wellington/Mohraz Research Grant

Where Marx Meets Osceola: Ideology and Mythology in the Eastern Bloc Western 

Alicia Dewey

History

The Hutchison Research Grant

Risk and Opportunity on the U.S./Mexico Border: Credit, Bankruptcy, and the Emergence of the Anglo and Mexican-American Middle Classes in South Texas, 1898-1941

Gabriel Martinez-Serna

History

The Foster/McElhaney Research Grant

Vineyards in the Desert: The Jesuits and the Rise and Decline of an Indian Town in New Spain's Northeastern Borderlands  

David Rex Galindo

History

The Watson/Coffee Research Grant

"Propaganda fide": Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain  

2005

 

David Rex Galindo

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

"Propaganda fide": Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain  

Judith Cooper & Ryan Beverly

Anthropology

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Exploring Paleoindian Site-Use at Bonfire Shelter, Stockton Plateau, Texas 

Gabriel Martinez-Serna

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Vineyards in the Desert: The Jesuits and the Rise and Decline of an Indian Town in New Spain's Northeastern Borderlands  

Helen McLure

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

‘I Suppose You Think Strange the Murder of Women and Children’: White-capping and Lynching in the American West, 1850-1930 

2004

 

Constance Bradford

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Women’s Experiences in Texas Institutions of Higher Learning, 1880-1920 

Jim Dudlo

History

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Martial Borderland: The Armed Incorporation of New Mexico, 1598-1912 

Susan Harper-Bisso

Anthropology

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Constructing Gender Identity and Social Identity in an American NeoPagan Community 

Jeff Junkin

Studio Art

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

Correlation Between Early Native Americans’ Sacred Spaces and the Surrounding Natural Landscapes 

Jason Theuer

Anthropology

The Advisory Panel Research Grant

The Chávez-Hummingbird Middle School Archaeological Project 

2003

 

Michael Bletzer

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Strategies of Natives and Spaniards in 17th Century New Mexico and the Abandonment of the Piro and Tompiro Area

Jimmy Bryan

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

The American Elsewhere: Adventurism and Manliness in the Age of Expansion, 1814-1848 

Jim Dudlo

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Martial Borderland: The Armed Incorporation of New Mexico, 1598-1912 

Susan Harper-Bisso

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Constructing Gender Identity and

Social Identity in an American NeoPagan Community  

José Ramirez

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Tejanos in World War I: Here and Over There 

Jeff Schulze

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Trans-Nations: Indians, Imagined Communities, and Border Realities in the Twentieth Century 

Catrina Whitley

Archaeology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Analytical Study of the Skeletal Remains from Blueberry Hill Excavation, Taos, NM 

2002

 

 

Meena Balakrishnan

Geology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Isotopic Composition of Land Snail Shells and Paleoenvironmental Implications at the Folsom Archaeological Site 

Hilary Lynn Chester

Geology

The Clements Center Research Grant

A Geological Study of the Mogollon Region 

Francis Xavier Galán

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Last Soldiers, First Pioneers: The Los Adaes Border Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1721-1779 

Amy Meschke Porter

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Women’s Lives Through Women’s Wills in the Spanish and Mexican Borderlands, 1750-1846 

Dionne Procell

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

20th Century Developments Regarding Official Recognition and Indian Identityof the Choctaw-Apache

José Ramirez

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Tejanos in World War I: Here and Over There 

Clive Siegle

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Ciboleros and Sharps Rifles: Hispanics, Anglos, and the Great Buffalo Harvest, 1785-1879 

2001

 

Michael Bletzer

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Strategies of Natives and Spaniards in 17th Century New Mexico and the Abandonment of the Piro and Tompiro Area

Jason LaBelle

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Prehistoric Obsidian Artifacts Reflected in the Movements of Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers in the Late Holocene Period 

Linda Lindsay

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Analysis of Bone Tempered Ceramics Among the Caddo, Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache

Amy Meschke Porter

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Women’s Lives Through Women’s Wills in the Spanish and Mexican Borderlands, 1750-1846  

Katherine Nelson

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Thin-Section Analysis of Ceramics from the Chavez-Hummingbird Site in New Mexico

Kerry Oman

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

As Far as the Eye Can Reach’: Eastern Sensibilities and the Changing Western Landscape 

Clive Siegle

History

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Ciboleros and Sharps Rifles: Hispanics, Anglos, and the Great Buffalo Harvest, 1785-1879 

Lia Tsesmeli

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Analysis of Building Materials and Use of Space as Temporal Identifiers of Social Change and Migration in Prehistoric New Mexico

Sharon Young

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant 

Ambient Air Quality in the El Paso Air Shed and the Acute Respiratory Disease Burden of Exposed Children

2000

 

Jimmy Bryan

History

The Clements Center Research Grant   

The American Elsewhere: Adventurism and Manliness in the Age of Expansion, 1814-1848  

Risa Diemond

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Agricultural Strategies and Labor Organization: An Ethnohistoric Approach to the Study of Prehistoric Farming Systems in the Taos Area of Northern New Mexico

Joseph Miller

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Statistical Methods for Understanding Culture Change 

Christy Noonkester Schiller

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Medical Anthropology

1999

 

Risa Diemond

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Agricultural Strategies and Labor Organization: An Ethnohistoric Approach to the Study of Prehistoric Farming Systems in the Taos Area of Northern New Mexico 

Billie (Sugar) Glaspy

History

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Settlement of the Prairie Margin: Archaeology of the Richland Creek Reservoir, Navarro and Freestone Counties, Texas, 1980-1981 

Pei-Lin Yu

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Variability in the Transition from Foraging to Agriculture Across the American West: The Relationship Between Early Farming and Pre-existing Dependence on Wild Plant Foods

1998

 

Andrea Boardman

History

The Clements Center Research Grant

Destination México, “A Foreign Land a Step Away”: U.S. Tourism to Mexico, 1880s-1950s 

Risa Diemond

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Agricultural Strategies and Labor Organization: An Ethnohistoric Approach to the Study of Prehistoric Farming Systems in the Taos Area of Northern New Mexico

Brian Harmon

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

The Archaeology of Recycled Architecture

Jason LaBelle

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

A Bison antiquus from Archuleta Creek, Folsom, New Mexico

Joseph Miller

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Statistical Methods for Understanding Culture Change

John Seebach

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant

Investigations at the Hot Tubb Folsom Site (41CR10), Crane County, Texas 

1997

 

Jeremy R. Kulisheck

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

The Archaeology of Pueblo Population Change on the Jemez Plateau, AD 1200-1700

Katherine Nelson

Anthropology

The Clements Center Research Grant   

Thin-Section Analysis of Prehistoric Cermanics from the Chavez-Hummingbird Site in New Mexico

 


Constructing Gender Identity and
Social Identity in an American NeoPagan Community
Constructing Gender Identity and
Social Identity in an American NeoPagan Community