Joseph Locke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
History Program Director
Phone: (361) 570-4292
Joseph Locke specializes in the history of the American South and Southwest in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He graduated from the University of Texas and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Rice University. His first book, Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. He also co-created The American Yawp, a history textbook published in print by Stanford University Press in 2019. He teaches courses in the history of Texas, the U.S. South, and the U.S-Mexico borderlands.
- The Gilded Age & Progressive Era
- The American South
- American Religion
- Texas History
- U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion (Oxford University Press, 2017).
The American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook, Volumes I & II, Co-Edited with Ben Wright (Online; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019).