Timothy Paul Bowman
Clements Department of History
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750176
Dallas, TX 75275-0176
Ph.D. in U.S. History,
emphasis on the U.S. Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Southern
Methodist University, 2011.
Dissertation: “Blood Oranges: Citriculture and the Making of Anglo-American Identity in the Lower Rio Grande Borderlands, 1904-1975” Advisor: Benjamin H. Johnson. Readers: John Chávez, Sherry Smith, Sterling D. Evans.
M.A. in U.S. History,
University of Texas at Arlington, May 2005.
Thesis: “What About Texas? The Forgotten Cause of Antonio Orendain and the Rio Grande Valley Farm Workers, 1966-1982.” Advisor: Roberto R. Treviño. Readers: George N. Green, Jerome L. Rodnitzky.
B.B.A. in Management, Texas Christian University, December 2002.
Dueling Brothers: How Two Labor Activists Shaped the Texas Farmworkers’ Quest for Social Justice, 1962-2009
Rankin, Melinda. Twenty Years among the Mexicans. Edited and with a new introduction by Timothy Paul Bowman and Miguel Ángel González Quiroga. Dallas: William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Library of Texas Series (2008). Also available in Spanish through El fondo editorial de Nuevo León.
“From Workers to Activists: The UFW in Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley,” Journal of the West 47:3 (summer, 2008): 87-94.
“Chávez, César,” Borderlands Encyclopedia, Andrew Wood, ed., spring, 2008.
“Migrant Labor,” Cultural Wars Encyclopedia, Roger Chapman, ed., spring, 2008.
“Texas Revolution,” Borderlands Encyclopedia, Andrew Wood, ed., spring, 2008.
“What about Texas? The Forgotten Cause of Antonio Orendain and the Río Grande Valley Farm Workers, 1966-1982.” Manuscript in the Farmworker Documentation Project, May 2006. www.farmworkermovement.org
“An Urban Boycott: Understanding the Failure of the Fort Worth Grape Boycott Committee to Contribute to the California Grape Boycott, 1968-1970.” E.C. Barksdale Essays Online, vol. 10, spring 2005.
Graduate Student Fundraising Committee, Agricultural History Society, 2009-2010.
Instructor, Southern Methodist University Department of History, summer, 2009. Courses: U.S. History since 1876.
Teaching Assistant, Southern Methodist University Department of History, spring, 2009. Courses: U.S. History since 1876.
Assistant to the University Archivist, Special Collections, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, summer 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, History Department, University of Texas at Arlington, 2003-2005. Courses: U.S. History to 1865; U.S. History since 1865; Texas History to 1850.
Grants and Awards
William P. Clements Dissertation Fellow, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University (2010-2011).
Research Travel Grant, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University (spring-summer 2008).
Edgar “Ponch” Rabun Award for best essay on Texas Labor History, University of Texas at Arlington Department of History (spring 2005).
Virginia Jenkins Garret Award for best essay on Southwestern History, University of Texas at Arlington Department of History (spring 2005).
Papers and Presentations
“Imagining a New Future: Lower Rio Grande Valley Boosters and the New Borderlands Society, 1910-1930.” Newberry Library Seminar on Borderlands and Latino Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, October 2010.
“Making the Border Orange: The Emergence of Citriculture and Colonialism in Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley during the 1920s.” Agricultural History Society meeting, Orlando, Florida, June 2010.
“The ‘César Chávez of Texas’: Factionalism, Memory, and the Farm Workers’ Movement in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1966-1982.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies meeting, Boulder, Colorado, April 2010.
“Colonizing the Borderlands: Citriculture and Boosterism in Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1910-1930.” Agricultural History Society meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, June 2009.
“Melinda Rankin’s Narrative and the Case for Evangelical Protestantism in Western History.” Texas State Historical Association meeting, Austin, Texas, March 2009.
Seminar Discussion of Melinda Rankin’s autobiography, Twenty Years among the Mexicans. Museo de Historia Mexicana, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, November 2008.
“For God and Country: Protestantism, Conflict and Compromise in the Southwest Borderlands, 1830-1890.” Waves of Spiritual Conquests seminar, Southern Methodist University, March 2007.
Discussion Moderator, Waves of Spiritual Conquests Seminar, Southern Methodist University, March 2007.
David Baxter and Laurence Parent, Big River, Rio Grande. Book review for West Texas Historical Association Yearbook (2010).
Agricultural History Society
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
Texas State Historical Association
Western History Association
Updated August 2010.