Advisors: Professor Drs. Caleb McDaniel and Professor Randal Hall
Dissertation: “From Borderland to Southern Land: The Changing Landscape of the Sabine River Valley, 1800-1877"
Bryson Kisner is a Ph.D. candidate studying historical borderlands of the U.S. South and Southwest through an environmental lens. His dissertation, “From Borderland to Southern Land: The Changing Landscape of the Sabine River Valley, 1800-1877," studies how diverse communities reshaped and exploited the landscape of the Texas-Louisiana border region, and how local ecologies abetted or impeded them.
Bryson's interest in this history began while pursuing his B.A. at The University of Texas at Austin, which he obtained in 2017. He has shared research pertaining to this and other projects at venues such as the 2022 Society of Civil War Historians Conference and R.U.M. Seminars held at Instituto de Investigatciones Dr. José María Luis Mora in Mexico City and Rice University in Houston.
“Tejanos and Anglos in Nacogdoches: Coexistence on Texas’ Eastern Frontier Under the Mexican and Texan Republics, 1821-1846.” https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/75269/kisnerbryson_Thesis-TejanosAndAnglosInNacogdoches.pdf?sequence=1
“Religion and the Restructuring of Guatemala Under Ríos Montt: Catholicism, Costumbre, Protestantism, and the State’s War for Guatemala’s Souls,” University of Texas Undergraduate Research Journal17 no. 1 (2018), 28-43
"Book Notes: A History of America in 100 Maps," By Susan Schulten, Journal of Southern History, Vol. 85 no. 2 (May 2019), 512
"Book Notes: Eavesdropping on Texas History," Edited by Mary L. Scheer, Journal of Southern History, Vol. 85 no. 2 (May 2019), 512
"Shakespeare at Winedale and the Winedale Historical Center near Round Top, Texas,"Humanities Moments, National Humanities Research Center (2020). http://humanitiesmoments.org/moment/shakespeare-winedale-winedale-historical-center-round-top-texas