Katherine Kuehler Walters, Ph.D.

Austin, TX


Katherine Kuehler Walters joined the TSHA staff in January 2019 as the assistant editor of the Handbook of Texas and works as the primary editor on the Handbook of Texas Women. She specializes in the study of race and gender history in the South between the 1880s and the 1930s with a focus on early civil rights activism, structural racism, racial violence, and the white primary in Texas.

In 2018 Katherine completed her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, College Station. Her dissertation reexamines the 1920s Ku Klux Klan in rural Texas using membership records of a rural chapter in the Houston region. Her past publications include co-authoring a piece with Kyle G. Wilkison in Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination, edited by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce Glasrud.

Since 2000 Katherine has taught Texas history, United States history, and North American history at numerous colleges and universities, and has worked as a researcher for several historians, including Catherine Clinton, the Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has presented conference papers at meetings of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, the East Texas Historical Association, the Central Texas Historical Association, the Graduate Conference of African American History, and most recently the Witte Conference on Texas. She also volunteers as a researcher for the San Antonio African American Community Archives and Museum (SAAACAM) in San Antonio.

In 2017 she was especially honored to serve as a guest speaker at the 80th Annual Texas State NAACP Meeting Presidents’ Luncheon, where she presented her research on Richard D. Evans, a civil rights attorney from Waco and the organizations’ first president.



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