Patrick T. Troester

PhD Candidate
Southern Methodist University
Clements Department of History

I am a social and cultural historian of North America, focusing on the transformation of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands during the mid-nineteenth century.  My teaching interests include United States History, Early America, Latin America, and Atlantic History.  I hold a B.A. in History from Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in History from the University of Akron.  

My dissertation project examines the role of violence in constructing and contesting nationalism, race, and political power in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands from 1820 to 1890.

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