NEH Summer Institute

A Summer Institute (Residential) for Secondary School Teachers (Grades 6–12) at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in collaboration with Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS) and Institute of Oral History (IOH)

July 16th – July 30th, 2023

Applications Closed

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Joseph B. Seagrove holds bachelor and master degrees from New Mexico State University. He studied twentieth-century United States history with a focus on public history and museum studies. He has volunteered at the El Paso Museum of History and has served as an adjunct professor at El Paso Community College. While pursuing his doctorate, Joseph continues exploring public history in the borderlands region. Currently, his research interests include the U.S. Southwest during the Jim Crow era and the impact of the U.S. military on the borderlands.

Benjamin Shultz is from Claremont, California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, master’s in Social Science and Globalization at California State University, San Bernardino, and master of arts degree in history at UTEP. Benjamin has completed his coursework for the borderlands history doctoral program and is completing his dissertation research and writing. His focus includes borderlands history, U.S. Western history, and environmental history. Benjamin’s dissertation will focus on the history of mining and extraction in Grant County, New Mexico, and will delve into the role of mining and settler colonial institutions in transforming the desert landscape of the county to suit the needs of settler colonists and at the expense of the local ecosystem and inhabitants of the region.



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