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EDUCATION

 Ph.D.  History, University of Houston, 2014
  • Dissertation: “Black Abolitionists and Masculinity in the Age of American Emancipation, 1833-1863”
  • Graduate Certificate: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2009
 M.A.  History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2005

  • Thesis: “Free, Yet Inferior: The Paradox of Race Among Boston’s ‘Representative Men,’ 1846-1865”
 B.A.  History/Secondary Teaching Certificate, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1995

SECONDARY TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2015-Present Memorial Senior HS, Spring Branch ISD, Houston, Texas /AP US History & Dual Credit US History Teacher
2012-2013 The Kinkaid School, Houston, Texas / Upper School History Teacher
2008-2012 Memorial Senior HS, Spring Branch ISD, Houston, Texas / Teacher & Department Chair
2005-2006 Vista Ridge HS, Leander, Texas / Teacher & Department Chair
1998-2004 Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas / Social Studies Teacher
1997-1998 R.L. Turner HS, Carrollton, Texas / Social Studies Teacher
1995-1997 James E. Taylor HS, Katy, Texas / Social Studies Teacher

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2014-2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History & Geography, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
2013-2014 Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Lone Star College—Cypress-Fairbanks and University Park Campuses
2008-2013 Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Houston Community College System—Northwest Campus
2006-2007 Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Blinn College—Bryan Campus

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

So far my research has centered on the history of American slavery, abolitionism and masculinity. I am also beginning a new research project on slavery and sexuality in Texas, in particular in the Houston and surrounding areas. The posts on this page will generally cover my research talks, information about smaller writing projects, and my thoughts on new projects as they develop. Additionally, when possible I will provide links to published works.

Book Manuscripts:

In Progress Manhood Vindicated: Black Abolitionists and Intellectual Masculinity, 1833-1863, (Invited for submission to the University of Virginia Press)

Articles:

Under Review “ ‘A virtuous creature’: William Wells Brown, Thomas Jefferson, and the nature of manhood,” (Submitted and currently under review)
In Progress “Yellow Roses of Texas: Sex, Race, and Fancy Girls in the Domestic Slave Trade,” (research in progress)

Book Reviews:

Forthcoming

 

 

2016

 

Steven J. Ramold, Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front (2013) in The History Teacher (forthcoming)

 

Leonard L. Richards, Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight Over the Thirteenth Amendment (2015) in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 82 No. 2, May 2016, pp. 446-447. (LINK)

(Items below as Ira Lee Berlet)

2015

 

Gregory D. Smithers, Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History (2012) in The Journal of African American History, Vol. 100 Issue 1, Winter 2015, pp. 145-147.

2014 Andrew Lyndon Kinghton, Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America (2012) in Men and Masculinities, Vol. 17 Issue 1, April 2014, pp. 92 – 93. (Review-Idle Threats-Berlet)
2013 George Washington Williams, A History of the Negro Troops in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865 (2012) with a new introduction by John David Smith in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. LXXIX No. 4, November 2013, pp. 1029-1030 (Review-A History of the Negro Troops-Berlet )
2009 Joe Lockard, Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (2008) by in The History Teacher, Vol. 42 No. 4, August 2009, pp. 518-519 (Watching Slavery Review – Berlet)

Other Publications:

2016

“Abolitionist Movement.” Inside 12 Years a Slave: The Incredible Story of Solomon Northup. ABC-CLIO, 2016. Web. (LINK)

Items below as Ira Lee Berlet
2014 “Abolitionist Movement” in Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, Charles Gallagher and Cameron D. Lippard, ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA (2014), pp. 5-10.
 2010 “Indentured Servitude” in The Encyclopedia of African American History, Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, eds. 3 volumes. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA (2010) – Volume 1, pp. 53-55 ( Indentured Servitude )

“Racialized Slavery” in The Encyclopedia of African American History, Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, eds. 3 volumes. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA (2010) – Volume 1, pp. 84-87 ( Racialized Slavery )

“Abolition of Slavery” in The Encyclopedia of African American History, Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, eds. 3 volumes. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA (2010) – Volume 2, pp. 287-291 ( Abolition of Slavery)“Slave Plantation” in The Encyclopedia of African American History, Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, eds. 3 volumes. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA (2010) – Volume 2, pp. 531-532 ( Slave Plantation )

“Transportation (as punishment for slave resistance)” in The Encyclopedia of African American History, Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, eds. 3 volumes. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA (2010) – Volume 2, pp. 551-552 (Transportation-as punishment)

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2014 Doctoral Student Teaching Assistantship, Department of History, University of Houston
2012-2013 Doctoral Student Fellowship, Department of History, University of Houston
2012 Murray A. Miller Endowed Grant for Dissertation Research, Department of History, University of Houston
2008 Murray A. Miller Endowed Travel Grant, Department of History, University of Houston
2007-2009 Graduate Student Teaching Assistantship, Department of History, University of Houston
2002 Summer Teacher Fellowship, “America Between The Wars, with Alan Brinkley,” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Columbia University
2000 “Teach-In” on the Vietnam War, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Bryn Mar College
1998-2000 William P. Clements Graduate Fellowship, Department of History, Southern Methodist University
1993 James Earl Rudder Normandy Scholar, Battle of Normandy Foundation & Texas A&M University

INVITED SPEAKER

2011 “Best Practices for Using Primary Sources in the Classroom,” co-Presenter with John Barr, “Shaping The American Republic to 1877” Humanities Texas, University of Houston, June 7-10
2003 “Beginning and Developing an AP US History Program,” “Review of the 2002 AP US History Exam,” College Board Two Day AP Social Studies Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb 28-March 1
“The Midwife’s Tale: Three Resources for Teaching Women’s History and Document Analysis,” College Board Two Day AP Social Studies Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Jan 31-Feb 1
2002 “Online Discussion Groups: An Extension of the AP Classroom,” “Beginning and Developing an AP US History Program,” College Board Social Studies Vertical Teams Conference, University of Texas at San Antonio, October 18-19

 CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2013 “Henry Bibb and the Detroit-Windsor Border as a Path to Manhood,” panelist for “Beyond Slavery’s Legacy: Black Transnational Identities,” “Transnationalism and Minority Cultures” Mid-America Conference, University of Oklahoma, September 26-28
2008 “Transcending Race: Emerson, Antislavery, and Changing Racial Identity in Antebellum Boston,” “This Land is Whose Land? Civil Identity and Civil Conflict,” Sixth Graduate Student Conference, The University of Missouri, April 11-12
2007 “Emerson’s Antislavery and Racial Views,” “Phi Alpha Theta Research Colloquium,” University of Houston, November
1999 “Millennial Movements,” Texas Council for History Education, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, (Planning Committee)
1998 “Genocide in History,” Texas Council for History Education, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, Texas, (Planning Committee)
1997 “Disease In History,” Texas Council for History Education, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, (Planning Committee)

COURSES TAUGHT

See “Teaching” section of this site

CAMPUS SERVICE

2014-2015 History CORE Faculty Member and Lead CORE Assessment Faculty for HIS 231, Texas Southern University
2013-2014 GLBTA Club, Co-Sponsor, Lone Star College-CyFair
2009-2011 Graduate Student Mentor Association (GSMA), Department of History, University of Houston, Member (2009-2011); Mentor (2010-2011)
1994 Freshmen Orientation Leader (OL), Texas A&M University
1992-1994 Wiley Lecture Series – Member & Research Committee Chair, Texas A&M University

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2004-2005 Assistant Director of Social Studies, Division of Curriculum, Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas
2013, 2012 Faculty Consultant, Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement World History Exam, Reader, Salt Lake City
2006, 2002, 2001 Faculty Consultant, Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement United States History Exam, Reader, Trinity University, Texas
2003, 2000-1998 Faculty Consultant, Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement United States Government Exam, Reader, Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Maryland