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Joseph Locke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Contact

Phone: (361) 570-4292

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Curriculum Vitae

Biography

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.

Education

Ph.D. in history from Rice University
M.A. from University of Texas

Publications

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)

Additional Research

The Gilded Age & Progressive Era
The American South
American Religion
Texas History
U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Honors and Awards

2019 Research and Scholarly Activity Excellence Award