Patricia McCourt

Patricia McCourt


  • History of Science and Technology
  • Identity: Gender, Race and Region


  • PhD Student


  • Environmental History Assistant

I am a second year PhD student originally from Bandera, Texas. I am interested in studying licit and illicit drug use, abuse and addiction during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. My current research focuses on women and the upsurge in opiate addiction during the latter half of the nineteenth-century, and considers the demographic shift in the addict population that came with the federal regulation of narcotics.

Mississippi State University                  

History Doctoral Program                                                                                              2019- Present   

Sam Houston State University                                                        

B.A. in History with a Double Minor in Secondary Education and Spanish                       2018


Mississippi State University

Teaching Assistant: U.S. History since 1877                                                                   Fall 2020

Instructor of Record: The New South                                                                             Summer 2020

Teaching Assistant: U.S. History to 1877                                                                        Spring 2020

Teaching Assistant: U.S. History since 1877                                                                   Fall 2019


Service Positions and Professional Affiliations

Vice President- Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society                                                  2019-2020

President- Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society                                                          2020-2021

Member- Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS)                                                    2020-Present