History Department
History Department

Alejandra Garza


B.A. (summa cum laude), 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 PhD candidate 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. She examines these communities as sites of memory against the backdrop of the ranching economy. 

Alejandra is the American Historical Association Career Diversity Fellow. The AHA's vision for Career Diversity is one of career development. Alejandra works with Dr. Alison Frazier at UT and 20 other faculty/student partnerships across the U.S. in order to expand the professionalizaion of graduate students in their doctoral programs. To learn more about the AHA Career Diversity Initiative visit:   http://historians.org/careerdiversity

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.