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Paul Conrad

  • Assistant Professor, History

Education

    • 2011 PhD in History
      The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
    • 2007 MA in History
      The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
    • 2004 BA in History
      Stony Brook University, 2004

Publications

      Book Review 2019
      • Review of William S. Kiser, Borderlands of Slavery: Borderlands of Slavery: The Struggle over Captivity and Peonage in the American Southwest
        [Conrad, Paul].

      Book Review 2017
      • Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule
        [Conrad, Paul]. 74(4 October 2017),

      Journal Article 2016
      • Empire through Kinship: Rethinking Spanish-Apache Relations in Southwestern North America in the Late-Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Centuries
        [Conrad, Paul]. 14(4 (Fall 2016) ),

      Book Review 2015
      • The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927
        [Conrad, Paul].
      2015
      • Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859
        [Conrad, Paul].
      2015
      • Searching For Golden Empires: Epic Cultural Collisions in Sixteenth-Century America
        [Conrad, Paul].(Winter 2015),

      Book Chapter 2015
      • Indians, Convicts, and Slaves: An Apache Diaspora to Cuba at the Turn of the Nineteenth-Century
        [Conrad, Paul, Brooks, JamesF, Martin , Bonnie]. Santa Fe: "SAR Press".
      2015
      • “Why You Can’t Teach the History of Slavery Without American Indians
        [Conrad, Paul, Susan Sleeper Smith et al]. Chapel Hill.

      Book Review 2014
      • Native and Spanish New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast
        [Conrad, Paul, Mathers, Clay, Mitchem, JeffreyM, Haecker, CharlesM].

      Book Review 2013
      • Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France
        [Conrad, Paul].(July 2013),
      2013
      • Lance R. Blyth, Chiricahua and Janos: Communities of Violence in the Southwestern Borderlands, 1680-1880
        [Conrad, Paul].(Spring 2013),

      Book Review 2012
      • Alan Gallay, ed., Indian Slavery in Colonial America
        [Conrad, Paul, Gallay, Alan].(Spring 2012),
      2012
      • Mark Santiago, The Jar of Severed Hands: Spanish Deportation of Apache Prisoners of War, 1770-1810
        [Conrad, Paul].(Spring 2012),

      Journal Article 2012
      • Slavery: Native Americans by Spanish
        [Conrad, Paul].( 2012), 336-338 [.] Oxford: "Oxford University Press".

      Book Review 2010
      • Ian W. Record, Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place
        [Conrad, Paul]. Spring 2010 [.]

      Book Review Unknown
      • Borderlands of Slavery: The Struggle over Captivity and Peonage in the American Southwest
        [Conrad, Paul] (1925).

Presentations

    • January  2019
      Conrad, Paul, "Fearing Borderlands Into Existence: Apache Indians in Nueva Vizcaya and Cuba in the Eighteenth Century", UNAM and Texas State University, Mexico City, Mexico. (January 25, 2019).
    • October  2018
      Conrad, Paul, "Borderlands of Southern Colorado", San Antonio, TX. (October 19, 2018).
    • October  2018
      Conrad, Paul, "Indigenous Communities in Texas", San Antonio, TX. (October 19, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Conrad, Paul, "The Specter of Apache Runaways and the Afro-Indigenous Borderlands of Colonial Cuba", Texas State University, San Marcos TX. (April 1, 2018).
    • November  2017
      Conrad, Paul, "Apaches in Unexpected Places", College Station, TX. (November 1, 2017).
    • November  2017
      Conrad, Paul, "Lightning Roundtable on New and Emerging Studies of the Borderlands", San Diego, CA. (November 1, 2017).
    • April  2017
      Conrad, Paul, "Indigenous Borderlands and Colorado History", El Pueblo History Museum, Pueblo, CO. (April 1, 2017).
    • March  2017
      Conrad, Paul, "What’s History Got To Do With it? UT-Arlington’s Collaboration with the Urban Intertribal Center of Texas", Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. (March 1, 2017).
    • November  2016
      Conrad, Paul, "I didn’t know the names of places’: Indigenous Experiences of Forced Migration from New Spain’s Interior to the Caribbean Basin in the 17th Century", Nashville, TN. (November 1, 2016).
    • October  2016
      Conrad, Paul, "From Mission Seeking to Apache Tracking: The Tawakoni Wichita Visit from the South Plains to Mexico City in 1797", St. Paul, MN. (October 1, 2016).
    • April  2016
      Conrad, Paul, "Enslaved Africans and the Incorporation of Native Captives in Seventeenth Century Northern New Spain", Santa Fe, NM. (April 1, 2016).
    • April  2016
      Conrad, Paul, "Symposium Roundtable, “Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)production,” ", University of Texas at Arlington . (April 1, 2016).
    • November  2015
      Conrad, Paul, "The Worst Enemies’: Runaway War Captives and the Politics of the Southwest Borderlands in the Late-Eighteenth Century", Las Vegas, NV. (November 1, 2015).
    • October  2015
      Conrad, Paul, "Visions and Practices of Forced Removal on the Northern Frontier of New Spain in the 18th Century", Portland, OR. (October 1, 2015).
    • April  2015
      Conrad, Paul, "He asked to be named capitán of the Apache nation’: The Life Trajectory of a Former Slave turned Trickster in New Spain in the early 19th century", Tucson, AZ. (April 1, 2015).
    • April  2015
      Conrad, Paul, "Student Struggles to Change their Societies During Latin America’s Cold War", Tucson, AZ. (April 1, 2015).
    • April  2015
      Conrad, Paul, "The Forced Removal of Indigenous Groups from Southwestern America in Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century", McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Philadelphia, PA. (April 1, 2015).
    • April  2014
      Conrad, Paul, "Until Indians are permitted to be enslaved’: Forced Migration on the Northern Frontier of New Spain in the 18th Century", Atlanta, GA. (April 1, 2014).
    • February  2014
      Conrad, Paul, "An Apache Diaspora and the history of the North American West", Pueblo, CO. (February 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Conrad, Paul, "Surviving the First Years of Teaching", Washington, DC. (January 1, 2014).
    • October  2013
      Conrad, Paul, "They ask about their relatives in Mexico': Apache Efforts to Reunite Families in an Era of Displacement, 1780-1810", Tucson, AZ. (October 1, 2013).
    • September  2013
      Conrad, Paul, "Forced Incorporation: The Experience of Native Captives from New Mexico in 17th Century New Spain", Norman, OK. (September 1, 2013).
    • May  2013
      Conrad, Paul, "Why You Can’t Teach the History of Slavery Without American Indians", Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. (May 1, 2013).
    • April  2013
      Conrad, Paul, "Do unto them as I have seen done with the negros’: Apache Indians in New Spain in the 17th century", Dallas, TX. (April 1, 2013).
    • April  2013
      Conrad, Paul, "Indians, Convicts, and Slaves: An Apache Diaspora to Colonial Cuba", Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. (April 1, 2013).
    • October  2011
      Conrad, Paul, "The Dilemma of Displacement: Indian Captivity in Cuba in Comparative Context", Baltimore, MD. (October 1, 2011).
    • September  2011
      Conrad, Paul, "Rethinking Columbus", Pueblo, CO. (September 24, 2011).
    • April  2010
      Conrad, Paul, "To Islands Overseas: Forced Removal and the Greater Rio Grande, 1680-1710,", Philadelphia, PA. (April 1, 2010).
    • October  2009
      Conrad, Paul, "Responder, "Signs of the Cross: Violence and Symbolic Diplomacy in the 17th-Century Indian Southwest ," by Juliana Barr", Austin, TX. (October 1, 2009).
    • August  2009
      Conrad, Paul, "Borderlands Indians in Late-Colonial Mexico and Cuba", Albuquerque, NM. (August 1, 2009).
    • November  2007
      Conrad, Paul, "Negotiating Authority in the Late-Colonial Mexican North", Tulsa, OK. (November 1, 2007).
    • September  2007
      Conrad, Paul, "Boundaries of Coexistence: Reevaluating the Fluidity of Colonial Frontiers", Austin, TX. (September 1, 2007).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2016 to July 2017 A Collaboration between UT Arlington and the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas to Assess the Needs of the American Indian Population in North Texas sponsored by  - $18648
      (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • Present
      December Maxwell, (Social Work)
      Historical Trauma Theory and Native American and Cherokee History
    • Dec 2018
      Amanda Monteleone, (English)
      Gerald Vizenor’s Transcultural Haiku Dreamscape
    • Dec 2018
      Misty Falkenstein, (English)
      Truth and Strength in Vulnerability: Using Topoanalysis to Reveal the Need for Expanding the Modernist Literary Canon
    • Dec 2018
      Robert Caldwell, (History)
      “Indians in their proper place: culture areas, linguistic stocks, and the genealogy of a map”
    • Dec 2017
      Alyssa Whetsell, (History)
      M.A. Portfolio
    • Dec 2017
      Brandon Blakeslee, (History)
    • May 2017
      Gina Bennett, Reader of Comprehensive Exams (History)
    • May 2017
      Stephanie Sulik, (History)
    • Dec 2016
      Daniel Davenport,
      M.A. Portfolio
    • Dec 2016
      Katherine Toepfer, (History)
      M.A. Portfolio
    • May 2016
      Jessica Neal, (History)
      M.A. Portfolio

Courses

      • HIST 5363-001 COLLOQUIUM NATIONAL HISTORIES
        (Topic: Native Amer Hist&Historiograph | Course Id: 112336)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 6390-017 DIRECTED STUDIES: PhD STUDENTS
        (Course Id: 110964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGL 3333-006 DYNAMIC TRADITIONS IN LIT
        (Course Id: 112842)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 6391-017 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105255)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGL 3344-001 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURES
        (Topic: Native American Literatures | Course Id: 104415)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 4319-001 NATIVE AMERICANS SCI & TECH
        (Course Id: 113418)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 6391-017 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105255)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 1311-014 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 4391-017 UNDERGRADUATE CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 105190)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 5398-017 THESIS
        (Course Id: 105241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 5398-017 THESIS
        (Course Id: 105241)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • HIST 3300-005 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 5698-017 THESIS
        (Course Id: 105245)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 1311-002 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 1311-004 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 3367-001 AMER INDIAN HIS
        (Course Id: 105076)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 3300-005 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 6690-017 DIRECTED STUDIES: PhD STUDENTS
        (Course Id: 110965)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGL 5326-001 TOPICS AMERICAN LIT PRE 1900
        (Topic: Early Native American Lit | Course Id: 104527)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 1311-007 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 3367-001 AMER INDIAN HIS
        (Course Id: 105076)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 6365-001 SEMINAR: TOPICS
        (Topic: French Revolution-Research Sem | Course Id: 112345)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 1311-010 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 1311-006 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 1311-007 U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
        (Course Id: 105001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 3367-001 AMER INDIAN HIS
        (Course Id: 105076)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 5363-001 COLLOQUIUM NATIONAL HISTORIES
        (Course Id: 112336)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015

Service to the University

    • Sept 2017 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Transatlantic History Student Organization
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Chairperson
      Student Awards Committee
      Coordinate advertising for student awards and scholarships, compile applications, lead review, selection, and notification process
    • Mar 2016 to  Present Volunteer at Annual Pow Wow
      Native American Students Association
    • Sept 2018 to  Dec 2018 Committee Member
      Native American Commemorative Site Committee
      This ad hoc committee was organized to create a proposal for setting aside a commemorative site and/or garden to recognize the original and current Native American community in what is now Arlington, TX and the broader metropolitan area.
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Adjunct Teaching Committee
    • Sept 2016 to  Aug 2017 Committee Member
      COLA Teaching Awards Committee
    • Sept 2015 to  Aug 2017 Committee Member
      Professional Development
    • Dec 2015 to  Dec 2016 Committee Member
      English Ph.D. Student Mock Interviews
      Served as a "Mock Interviewer" for English Ph.D. student job candidates.
    • Sept 2015 to  Aug 2016 Committee Member
      Student Awards Committee
      Review applications for student awards and scholarships and select and announce award winners.
    • Sept 2015 to  Aug 2016 Committee Member
      Webb Lectures

Service to the Community

    • Mar 2017 to  Oct 2018
      Consultant (Pueblo, Colorado, United States)
      History Colorado
      I have served as an expert consultant for the Colorado state historical society, History Colorado, on a project they are currently in the process of developing to reinterpret Southern Colorado history through the theme of “borderlands.” My contribution on Native Americans received attention in the local press, and I spoke on this project at the Western History Association annual meeting in October 2018.