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Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Ph.D.


Texas A&M University, Commerce

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky is the Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History at Texas A&M University, Commerce, and Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Women, a statewide public education project of the Texas State Historical Association. She specializes in women, gender, sexuality, and digital history.


Her research on women gaining the right to vote has been featured in many formats, including an article, “Mariana Thompson Folsom: Laying the Foundation for Women’s Rights Activism,” in Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives (2015); an anthology co-edited with Bruce Glasrud, Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination (2017); an e-book she edited, Texas Women and the Vote (2019); an article co-authored with Cecilia Gutierrez Venable, “To Lead and To Vote: Black Woman Suffragists and the NAACP in the South,” (The Black History Bulletin, 2019); as a member of the Organization of American Historians’ suffrage centennial panel, symposium, and connected year-long exhibit at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, Austin; and through numerous media outlets and public speaking events.


Her forthcoming book focuses on the role that Texas and Texans played in the woman suffrage movement at the southern-regional and national levels. From 2009-2014, she was the digital media author for W. W. Norton’s Give Me Liberty, the top-selling U. S. History survey college textbook. She earned the Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.


The following professionals were also consulted for the film.

Teresa Palomo Acosta, M.A., historian and poet, Austin, Texas
Kay Reed Arnold, M.L.A., historian, Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, Austin
Cynthia J. Beeman, B.A., historian, Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, Austin
Angela Boswell, Ph.D., historian, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Ph.D., historian, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Don E. Carleton, Ph.D., historian, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin
Stephanie Cole, Ph.D., historian, University of Texas, Arlington
Gabriela González, Ph.D., historian, University of Texas, San Antonio
Rachel Gunter, Ph.D., historian, Collin College, Plano, Texas
Melissa Hield, M.A., historian, Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, Austin
Jaqueline Jones, Ph.D., historian, University of Texas, Austin
Nancy Baker Jones, Ph.D., historian, Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, Austin
Paula Marks, Ph.D., historian, Professor Emerita, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
Judith N. McArthur, Ph.D., historian, Fort Collins, Colorado
Trish Nicholson, M.A., journalist and independent scholar, Alexandria, Virginia
Cynthia Orozco, Ph.D., historian, Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso
Merline Pitre, Ph.D., historian, Texas Southern University, Houston
Jean Stuntz, Ph.D., historian, West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Ph.D., historian, Professor Emerita, University of North Texas, Denton
Frances B. Vick, M.A., historian, Texas Folklore Society, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

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