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Rebecca Czuchry

Department of History

Professor, History; African-American Studies, Director


Rebecca Czuchry
Langner Hall
Phone: 830-372-6336



Ph.D., History, Texas A&M University, 2006 

M.A., History, Texas State University, San Marcos, 1999 

B.A., History, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1990

Specialization: 19th-20th century U.S. History (African-American History; race/class/gender)


Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - Council of Independent Colleges Fellowship –One of 30 CIC faculty members selected to participate in the “Slave Narratives Summer Seminar,” Yale University, June 2009


& Grants

U.S. Department of Education “Teaching American History Grant” – Co-Director of $500,000 grant partnering with the Karnes County School District, 2005 – 2008


"In Defense of Their Families: African-American Women, the Freedmen's Bureau, and Racial Violence During Reconstruction in Texas" in Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas, edited by Jesus F. De La Teja (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016)

“To Punish and Humiliate the Entire Community’: Violence Perpetrated against Black Women in Texas,” in Unrepentant Rebels: Violence and Turmoil in Reconstruction Texas, 1865-1874, edited by Kenneth Wayne Howell (University of North Texas Press, March, 2012)

“‘Wantonly Maltreated and Slain, Simply Because They Are Free”:Racial Violence in South Texas During Reconstruction,” in African Americans in South Texas, edited by Bruce A. Glassrud (Texas A&M Press, June 2011)


“In Defense of Their Families: African American Women’s Testimonies of Violence during Reconstruction in Texas.” Paper presented at the Conference on Lone Star Unionism and Dissent, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, April 2014

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation, by Beth Richie.Book Discussant, Social Science History Association Annual Meeting – Women, Gender, and Sexuality Network, Chicago, Ill., November 2013

New Questions in the Study of Women and Racial Violence in the South.” Panel Chair and Commentator, Eighth Conference on Southern Women’s History - Southern Association of Women Historians, Columbia, S.C., June 2009

“Not for Whites Only:African-American Activism in Texas.” Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, Austin, Texas, March 2009