American Studies
American Studies

Stephanie Childress

Doctoral Student


Energy, Public, & Digital Humanities, U.S. capitalism and culture, Memory Studies, histories of racial exclusion and violence, critical geography, oral history, landscapes, agriculture, and Texas.


Stephanie Childress (she/her) is an interdisciplinary public and digital humanities scholar who has studied contexts of colonization and exploitation of civil servants in early-modern Ireland, literacy & literature, collecting and collections, activism in U.S. public education, the energy crisis in Texas, museum & archival interpretation/ display, letter-exchange postal networks, and gift-exchange railroad networks.  

She is currently researching cultures of violence and exclusion, economic and energy injustice, the transition from fossil fuels to zero-carbon energy, histories of racial and labor inequality, economic and energy networks, and the impacts/effects of humans on the climate.

Stephanie is also a collaborator on the digital public humanities project Mapping Violence: 1900-1930 with principal investigator Dr. Monica Martinez, Associate Professor of History at UT Austin. (


AMS 311S • Archives And Activism In Tx

31504 • Fall 2022
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM BUR 436A

Writing, reading, and discussion on an American studies topic, with emphasis on the evaluation of information, analytical reading, and critical writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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