Shaffer Bonewell

S bonewell portrait

Ph.D. Program




Educational Background

Ph.D. Southern Methodist University, 2019-Present
M.S. University of North Texas, 2019
B.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2016


Shaffer studies modern American history from the conclusion of the Second World War to the present. He is particularly interested in the intersection of foreign policy and politics during the Cold War. Prior to beginning work at SMU, Shaffer studied Texas political history at the University of North Texas, which resulted in the development of his Master’s thesis “Manipulating Fear: The Texas State Government and the Second Red Scare, 1947-1954.”