Faculty Profile for Dr. Thomas Edgar Alter II

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Dr. Thomas Edgar Alter II
Assistant Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Born: January 16, 1974 Fort Wayne, IN

B.A., History, Indiana University–Bloomington, 1996
M.A., History, Texas State University, 2008
Ph. D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016

Teaching Interests

Labor History, Populism, Socialism, Transnational U.S. History, Race, Social Movements

Research Interests

Labor History, Populism, Socialism, Transnational U.S. History, Race

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Alter, T. E. (n.d.). Toward A Cooperative Commonwealth: Transplanted Roots of Farmer-Labor Radicalism in Texas. Chicago, IL, United States of America: University of Illinois Press. Retrieved from https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=47abg7wc9780252044281
  • Alter, T. E. (n.d.). Toward A Cooperative Commonwealth: The Transplanted Roots of Farmer-Labor Radicalism in Texas. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press.
  • Alter, T. E. (n.d.). Know Your Rights. Advocate. Retrieved from https://www.tsta.org/news_center/advocate-magazine/
  • Alter, T. E. (2021, October). Review of Gregg Cantrell’s The People’s Party in Texas. Western Historical Quarterly. Western Historical Association.
  • Alter, T. E. (2020, October). Review of Peter Buckingham’s “Red Tom” Hickey, The Uncrowned King of Texas Socialism. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Austin, TX, USA: Texas State Historical Association.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Labor and Working-Class History Association Travel Grant. 2015 - 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: University of Illinois at Chicago’s Graduate College Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Illinois at Chicago. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Chicago. 2015 - 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Travel Grant, Grad College, University of Illinois at Chicago. 2009 - 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Student Council Travel Award. 2013

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Advisor
YDSA
2021-Present
Chair
CLEP Exam
August 2021-Present
Member
Swinney Leave Committee
August 2020-Present
Member
Library Committee
August 2020-Present
Member
Discussion Section Development
August 2020-Present