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Robin Roe

Visiting Assistant Lecturer
  • Melbern G. Glasscock Building 014
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Dr. Carlos Blanton

Research Interests

My dissertation analyzes the language of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and immigration in newspaper reports of weather-related natural disasters in Texas and the Southwest in the early 1900s, including a comparative analysis of English-language and Spanish-language newspaper articles. These disasters present a window to a moment when this language was unusually visible, demonstrating how it was used to shape and manipulate public perceptions and to justify transformations in society and control over potential disorderly elements. My research interests include natural disaster history, comparative race history, labor history, and the potential of Digital Humanities.


  • Ron Stone Texas History Grant (2017)
  • The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship (2017–18)
  • Excellence Award 2016, Best Paper Submitted by a PhD Student, 7th Annual Texas A&M University History Conference, April 2016 for “On the Borders of Disaster”
  • Doctoral Graduate Merit Fellowship (2013-18)
  • Betty M. Unterberger Memorial Fellow (2013)