Faculty Profile for Dr. Thomas Edgar Alter II

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Dr. Thomas Edgar Alter II
Lecturer — 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, Transnational U.S. History, Race, Social Movements

Research Interests

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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Alter, T. E. (2018, October). Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Alter, T. E. (2018, June). Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History.
  • Alter, T. E. (2017, March). Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History.
  • Alter, T. E. (2015). “From the Copper-Colored Sons of Montezuma to Comrade Pancho Villa: The Radicalizing Effect of Mexican Revolutionaries on the Texas Socialist Party, 1910-1917.” LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 12(4), 83–109.
  • Alter, T. E. (2014, January). Western Historical Quarterly.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Labor and Working-Class History Association Travel Grant. 2015 - 2017
  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: LAS Ph.D. Student Travel Award, University of Illinois at Chicago. 2012 - 2013

Selected Service Activities

Member
Travel Committee
May 2018-Present
Member
Speakers Committee
May 2018-Present
Other
Curriculum Development, German-Texan Heritage Society
2018
Chair
Labor and Working-Class History Association
2011-2013
Steward
Graduate Employees Organization
2008-2012