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EDUCATION

 Ph.D.  History, University of Houston
  • Dissertation: “Black Abolitionists and Masculinity in the Age of American Emancipation, 1833-1863”
  • Graduate Certificate: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, University of Houston
 M.A.  History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
 B.A.  History/Secondary Teaching Certificate, Texas A&M University, College Station

SECONDARY TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2015-Present Memorial Senior HS, Spring Branch ISD, Houston, Texas /AP US History & AP US Government 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:

2016 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)
 

2015

(Items below as Ira Lee Berlet)

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:

Items below as Ira Lee Berlet

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