American Studies
American Studies

Stephanie Childress


Doctoral Student

Interests


U.S. cultural, social, and political history; history of capitalism, left and right social movements, agriculture & environmental humanities, race and memory, racial violence, public & digital humanities, pulp and southwestern literature.

Biography


(she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies department at the University of Texas at Austin. is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. in English Literature at the University of North Texas in Denton and her M.A. in Literature from Texas State University in San Marcos. As a former secondary school teacher, she studies contexts of activism in education. With interests in public and digital humanities, her current research focuses on how capitalism shaped the culture of oil boomtowns, and the consequence of racial exclusion and violence, especially in Texas. 

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