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History Students and Faculty Represent Texas Wesleyan at Regional Conference

04.04.2022 | By:
Students and faculty holding PAT banner

On Saturday, April 2, six history students and three faculty represented Texas Wesleyan at the North Century Texas Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting held at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. The conference hosted 72 undergraduate and graduate students, each presenting their research and responding to audience questions. The lunch keynote address, "The Myth of the Mexican Nemesis: Militarization of the U.S.-Mexican Border in the 20th Century," was delivered by Dr. Miguel A. Levario of Texas Tech University. 

Students/Paper Titles

  • Cesar Espino, "The Causes of the Christmas Truce"
  • Steven Leach, "Confederate Mounuments of Denton and Dallas: A Message from White Supremacists"
  • Danielle McKinney, "Rediscovering the Voice of Black Womanhood in the American Freedom Struggle"
  • Matt Redepenning, "The Infamous Traitor or American Hero"
  • Alfonso Salais, "Sliding Backwards in Civil Rights"
  • Casey Wilson, "Jose Guadalupe Posada: The Impact of Iconography on the Mexican Revolution"

Dr. Brenda Matthews, Dr. Alistair Maeer and Dr. Chris Ohan accompanied the students and chaired sessions at the conference. 

Two Texas Wesleyan students Danielle McKinney and Steven Leach took home two of the conference's three "best paper" awards in the undergraduate research paper category!

About Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has more than 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. The Omega Zeta Chapter was chartered at Texas Wesleyan on April 23, 1979.

For more information about Phi Alpha Theta or the History program at Texas Wesleyan, visit