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History profs. available to discuss governor's race

The 2010 Texas governor's race is already garnering press coverage promising to be an historic contest as U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison challenges incumbent Rick Perry for the Republican nomination.

Posted: October 19, 2009
Four history professors available to discuss governor's race

Four history professors available to discuss governor's race

There are four Department of History professors on the list of experts available to discuss the Texas governor's race.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

H.W. Brands
Professor of History
College of Liberal Arts
512-475-7238
hwbrands@mail.utexas.edu

Brands has written more than 20 books on such leaders as Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson and Theodore Roosevelt. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his most recent book Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

HEALTH CARE

John Mckiernan-González
Assistant Professor of History
College of Liberal Arts
512-475-7260
tulua@mail.utexas.edu

Mckiernan-González studies the intersection of public health, civil rights and social movements. He has done research on 19th and 20th popular mobilization and American public health policies at the Mexican border, race and cross-border labor politics, and Latino public history.

BORDER AND IMMIGRATION

Neil Foley
Associate Professor of History
College of Liberal Arts
nfoley@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-3261

Foley's research centers on the changing constructions of race, citizenship and national identity in the American Southwest and Mexico, and comparative civil rights politics of African Americans and Mexican Americans.

John Mckiernan-González
See bio and contact information above

HISPANIC HISTORY AND VOTING AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES

Emilio Zamora
Professor of History
College of Liberal Arts
e.zamora@mail.utexas.edu
512-475-8706

Zamora has conducted research on the history of Mexicans in the United States and their relationship with Mexico, the history of the U.S. working class and Texas history. A native of the Texas-Mexico border region, Zamora speaks Spanish and is available for Spanish language interviews.

Complete list of College of Liberal Arts professors available to discuss the governor's race.

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