Cynthia Lewis | Department of History

Cynthia Lewis

Email: CindyLewis@my.unt.edu

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Master's Thesis: "Under Asphalt and Concrete: Urban Redevelopment in Dallas and its Impact on Black Communities, 1943-1983"

Specialty Areas: Black History, Black Urban History, Dallas History, Texas History

I study African American history with an emphasis on Texas and urban communities. I graduated with a Master of Arts in History from Texas Woman's University in May 2019 and have since been working as an Adjunct Professor of History at Texas Woman's University, Dallas College, and Tarrant County College. I have also worked as an archival researcher for Hemlock Films and a thesis editor since January 2018. My current research focuses on African American communities in Dallas and their struggle to survive through segregation and postwar urban redevelopment.

Additional information:

Presentations:

  • "Roads to Destruction: Postwar Urban Redevelopment and North Dallas Freedman's Town"
  • A poster presentation given at the Federation of North Texas Area Universities Graduate Student Research Symposium (April 2019, University of North Texas, Denton, TX)
  • A paper presented at the 2019 North Central Texas Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference (April 2019, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX) - Awarded Best Graduate Paper
  • "Operational Discrepancy: An Analysis of the CIA's Success in Iran and Guatemala and Subsequent Failure in Cuba"
  • A paper presented at the 2016 North Central Texas Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference (April 2016, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX) and the 2017 Northeast Texas Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference (March 2017, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX)
  • "Of Definite Practical Value: The CCC at White Rock Lake"
  • A poster presentation given at the Federation of North Texas Area Universities Graduate Student Research Symposium (April 2016, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX)

Publications:

  • "Roads to Destruction: Postwar Urban Redevelopment and North Dallas Freedman's Town," Ibid: A Student History Journal, Volume 12, Phi Alpha Theta Eta Nu, Texas Woman's University, 2019.
  • Awarded the Dr. Valentine J. Belfiglio Paper Prize in April 2019
  • "Operational Discrepancy: An Analysis of the CIA's Success in Iran and Guatemala and Subsequent Failure in Cuba," Ibid: A Student History Journal, Volume 10, Phi Alpha Theta Eta Nu, Texas Woman's University, 2017.
  • Awarded the Dr. Valentine J. Belfiglio Paper Prize in 2017

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