Professor Max Krochmal

Max headshot from EndeavorsI am assistant professor of History at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  My research and teaching sit at the intersection of modern U.S., African American, Chicano/a-Latino/a, and labor histories–and their present-day ramifications. A native of Reno, Nevada, I attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and received my M.A. and Ph.D. at Duke University.

My first book, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, follows a diverse group of grassroots activists as they built political, civil rights, and labor coalitions in the mid-twentieth century.  It will be published in November 2016 in the University of North Carolina Press’s Justice, Power, and Politics series.  To work on the book, I received the Summerlee Fellowship in Texas History for 2013-14 at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.

I am also the founder and director of the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, a statewide collaborative research initiative and digital humanities website that received a Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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