Sheena Lee Cox


Sheena Cox is a Borderlands Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is focused on the Liberal Enlightenment in Texas, and its impact on Indigenous relations with Tejanos and Mexicans, 1810-1839. In addition to her dissertation research, Sheena is also dedicated to public history and historic preservation through projects with the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas Historical Commission. From 2019-2021, Sheena worked as the coordinator for TSHA's annual meeting program. She has served as a graduate research assistant for the Handbook of Texas, and as a processing intern for the Handbook of Texas Women and Handbook of Dallas Fort-Worth Handbook projects.