The Portal to Texas History 2019 Research Fellowship Awardee - Haley Brown

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The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for the 2020 The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship. Research using the Portal is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, and American studies. We encourage applicants to think creatively about the opportunities that research with large digital library collections can enable. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for publication and the best use of The Portal to Texas History.

The Portal to Texas History 2019 Research Fellowship Awardee

Haley Brown

Project Title

The Lynching of Women in Texas, 1885-1926

Project Description

This project examines the lynching of women in Texas, who have been traditionally left out of the historical narrative. The lynching of these women mirrored the lynching of men in many ways, but once explored and analyzed the unique aspects associated with female lynchings will further the current understanding of lynching as a practice. Currently, a study of exclusively female lynching victims in Texas does not exist, and as such this research will help us better understand lynching and Southern violence.


Haley Brown is a master’s student and Teaching Assistant at the University of North Texas who plans on graduating in Spring 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and minor in English at the University of North Texas. In the 2019-2020 academic school year, Haley will complete her thesis on the lynching of women in Texas. Her larger academic interests include Southern history, race relations, and violence. She plans to pursue a doctorate degree after completing her masters.