About us

At the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, we strive to expand educational horizons within and beyond the University. You are invited to learn more about the opportunities offered by the Center, which include:

  • Supporting faculty and student research in the Southwest
  • Fostering interdisciplinary study of the Southwest
  • Public education programs and special lectures
  • Internships for students who conduct research for, or work with, local historical organizations
  • Publications pertaining to the history of the American Southwest
  • Publicizing UTA's Special Collections pertaining to the region
  • Consulting for media and others interested in subjects pertaining to the Greater Southwest

Center Director

Sam W. Haynes


Texas History, 19th-Century U.S. History

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Center Fellows

Stephanie Cole

Associate Professor of History

U.S. Social History, Women's History, Race & Gender

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Paul Conrad

Assistant Professor of History

Native American History, North American West, History of Slavery

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Christopher Conway

Professor of Modern Languages

Latin American literature and culture

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Ben Huseman

Cartographic Archivist

Cartography, American Southwest

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Cristina Salinas

Associate Professor of History

Mexican-American History, U.S.-Mexico Border, Labor History

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Gerald Saxon

Associate Professor of History

U.S., Texas, Oral History, Archival Science

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Charles Travis

Associate Professor of Geography

Humanities GIS Theory, Methods and Applications; Digital and Environmental Humanities

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Jennifer Hilliard

Administrative Assistant

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