Sarita Garcia

Graduate Student; 2017-2018 Research Assistant (CDRH) Profile Image
Graduate Student; 2017-2018 Research Assistant (CDRH) History sarita@huskers.unl.edu (402) 472-2414 612 Oldfather Hall
JOINED THE DEPARTMENT
2017
BIO

Sarita’s work focuses on societal, economic, racial, and political norms and narratives in early 20th century Texas borderlands and their effect on the marginalized ethnically-Mexican population. By examining policing and punishment tactics in Webb, Zapata, and Starr counties of south Texas, Sarita intends to map out the means, motivations, and results of legal development used by Anglo political bosses that challenged police forces like the Texas Rangers. She is also interested in comparative research of the economic development of cities like Laredo and San Antonio and its effect on racial narratives and societal structures.

SERVICE

The Journal of South Texas, Assistant Managing Editor, 2016-2017

Pathways Academic Assistant Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville - Javelina Embedded Tutor/Supplemental Instructor: Fall 2016-Spring 2017

South Texas Archives at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Digitizer: Spring 2015-Fall 2015

AWARDS
  • 2017 Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Graduate Research Assistant
  • 2016-2017 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities – Texas A&M University-Kinsgville
  • 2016 Walter Russell History Scholarship – Texas A&M University-Kingsville
EXPERTISE

20th Century Texas;
U.S. Southern Borderlands