History Department
History Department

Alejandra Garza


B.A., History, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

PhD Candidate and AHA Career Diversity Fellow
Alejandra Garza

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Interests


Borderlands History; 20th Century Texas History; Historical Memory; Career Development for Historians

Biography


Alejandra C. Garza is a Graduate Student in the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research centers around twentieth century South Texas ranching communities. She is interested in how gender, masculinity, environmental and cultural histories intersect in this region’s history.

Alejandra is the American Historical Association Career Diveristy Fellow. The AHA's vision for Career Diversity is one of career development. They want doctoral programs to expand their training and expectations of graduate students. Historians possess many transferable skills and they can be successful in multiple positions, including outside the academy. Her main mission as the fellow is to change the stigma around non-professor positions and encourage students to think within and beyond the academy.  

Alejandra is a Texas native and grew up in South Texas. In 2014 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a B.A. in History and a minor in Journalism. She began her graduate career at UT-Austin in Fall 2015 under the direction of Dr. Emilio Zamora. She is also a portfolio student in the Mexican American Latina/o Studies Department.