About Professor Max
I am an 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.
I am the author of several articles and a forthcoming book, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, which 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.