Resolutions Committee Members


Dolph Briscoe IV, who goes by “D.B.,” is a lecturer in history at Texas A&M University–San Antonio. He received a Ph.D. in history from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and conducted much of his dissertation research on Texas politics in the 1960s–1980s at the Briscoe Center. He worked at the Briscoe Center during the spring and summer of 2015 as a researcher for
Dr. Carleton. He serves as the chair of the board of the Kate Briscoe Marmion Charitable Foundation. 

Born in San Antonio, he grew up in the small south Texas towns of Cotulla and Carrizo Springs and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Baylor University. He is the grandson of the late Governor Dolph Briscoe and lives in San Antonio with his wife, Margaret, and their daughter, Caroline.

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George T. Díaz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches U.S. History, Borderlands, and Mexican American History. His award-winning book, Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande (University of Texas Press, 2015), is a social history of smuggling in the borderlands.  Díaz is co-editor of the collection Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America (University of Texas Press, 2020).  His current book project, Mañana Land: Life and Death in a Mexican Prison in Texas, considers incarceration and capital punishment transnationally by recovering the voices of those ensnared by the carceral state.  Dr. Díaz’s research is informed by investigations in Mexican and U.S. archives, as well as a lifetime of living on the border.   

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