Eddie Rangel

Eddie Rangel

Eddie Rangel

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Museum: Assistant to the Executive Director and Managing Editor


United States Post-1945, American Diplomatic History, Mexican-American Foreign Relations.


er55@msstate.edu

Education

Ph.D. History / Mississippi State University / In Progress
Dissertation: “A Land in Between: The Chamizal Land Dispute and U.S.-Mexico Relations in the Cold
War” (in progress)
Exam Fields: Modern United States (Richard Damms); Early United States (Judith Ridner); Cold War
(Stephen Brain); Empire, Power, Identity, Conflict (Mary Kathryn Barbier)


M.A. History / Mississippi State University / May 2015
Exam Fields: Modern United States (Richard Damms); Early United States (Mark Hersey); Empire, Power,
Identity, Conflict (Mary Kathryn Barbier)


B.A. History / Blue Mountain College / May 2012
Minor in Biology

Academic Career

Academic Experience


Mississippi State University Department of History
Instructor of Record
Mississippi History: Summer 2017, Spring 2018
Teaching Assistant
World History Before 1500: Fall 2013
Modern United States History: Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018
Early United States History: Spring 2015, Fall 2016
Early Western World: Fall 2017


Research and Archival Experience
Mississippi State University Department of History
— “A River Runs Through It: El Chamizal, The Cold War, and the Relationship Between Mexico and the United States,” Graduate Seminar in Cold War History; Spring 2016 (Advised by Stephen Brain)
— “El Telegrama: The Mexican Perspective on the Zimmermann Telegram and its involvement in the diplomatic affairs of WWI,” Graduate Seminar in History of International Security and Internal Safety; Spring 2015 (Advised by Mary Kathryn Barbier)
— “A Crisis of Leadership: Ulysses S. Grant, Chauncey Ives Filley, and an inside view of Missouri Republican Politics during the election of 1880,” Graduate Seminar in United States History, 1877-Present; Fall 2014 (Advised by Richard Damms)
Mississippi State University Libraries
Graduate Research Assistant
Grant, Ulysses S., John F. Marszalek, David S. Nolen, and Louie P. Gallo. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses
S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition. n.p.: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017.
Graduate Archival Assistant
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library: Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2018

Research Interests

Modern United States History    Political and Diplomatic History    American Foreign Relations
History of the U.S. South    Modern Mexican History     Latin American History
Transnational/Borderlands History   History of the Federal Government    Cultures of Violence

Publications

Conference Presentations
— “Camelot and Chapultepec: John F. Kennedy’s Visit to Mexico City and the Chamizal Land Dispute,” presented at the Annual Meeting of The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington D.C. (June 2019)
— “A Fluid Frontier: The Chamizal Land Dispute, Mexican-American Relations, and the Cold War,” presented at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, IL (January 2019)
— “Between Them, A River: The Chamizal Land Dispute, Mexican-American Relations, and the Cold War,” presented at the Northeastern University Graduate History Conference, Boston, MA (March 2018)
— “A River Runs Through It: El Chamizal, the Cold War, and the Relationship between Mexico and the United States,” presented at the Louisiana State University Graduate History Conference, Baton Rouge, LA (March 2017)
— “Vibrant Partnerships: The Benefits and Costs for Editing Projects,” presented at the Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans, LA (August 2016)


Other Presentations
— “The Foundation of Leadership and Command: The Early Life of Ulysses S. Grant,” given for Mississippi Army National Guard’s United States Army War College preparation workshop held at Mississippi State University and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, (February 2020)
— “Teaching with Primary Sources,” delivered for Mississippi State University College of Education and the Library of Congress, Mississippi State University (2018)
— “Teaching the Modern Civil Rights Movement with Primary Sources,” delivered for Mississippi State University College of Education and the Library of Congress, Mississippi State University (2019)
— “History and Education in North Mississippi,” delivered at the meeting of the Ripley Rotary Club, Ripley, Mississippi (June 2017)


Guest Lectures
— “The Making of an Unlikely Leader: The Early Years of Ulysses S. Grant,” to be given for MSU President Dr. Mark E. Keenum’s Honors Forum III, On Leadership, HON 2081, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (September 2020)
— “There’s a Monk at the Door: Martin Luther and the Reformation,” given in HI 1213, Early Western World, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (November 2017)
— “The Korean Conflict: A Colder War,” given in HI 1073, Modern United States History, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (March 2014)
— “African Empires: West Africa, Mali, and Mansa Musa,” given in HI 1173, World History Before 1500, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (November 2013)

Honors & Awards

Professional Service
Curriculum planner for Mississippi Army National Guard’s United States Army War College preparation workshop held at Mississippi State University and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, February 2020.
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library representative for the second annual New Narrative Festival and Conference held at Mississippi State University, March 2019
Chief planner for the 2019 annual meeting of the Ulysses S. Grant Association held in conjunction with the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
Planning committee member for Managing Scandal in the white House: A Symposium on Presidential Scandals held at Mississippi State University and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library in conjunction with the Presidential History Network on October 24-25 2019.


Awards and Acknowledgements
E.P.I.C. Node Fellow / Mississippi State University / August 2017-May 2018
James W. Garner Scholar / Mississippi State University / August 2013-Present

Research Experience

Languages:

Spanish (native language)


English (fluent)

 

German (beginner)

Professional Associations

American Historical Association
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Society for the History of the Federal Government
 

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