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Jillian Glantz

PhD Student
Areas of Speciality
  • U.S.-Mexican Borderlands
  • Labor
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Melbern G. Glasscock Building 003A
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Research Interests

Jillian Glantz is a PhD student in the Graduate History Program at Texas A&M University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, with a double minor in Mexican American Studies and Criminal Justice. In between completing her bachelor’s, Jillian developed a background in filmmaking and has worked on various film productions and directed seven short films.

Her research interests include Black History in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, with a focus on the intersections between interethnic relations, racial violence, and labor. During her undergraduate studies, Jillian received the Engaged Scholar Award to direct her first feature length film based upon her research on the Jewish History in the Rio Grande Valley and hopes to continue applying her film background to her academic research at A&M.