William Bush

William Bush

Professor of History, Department Chair
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy
Main Campus-CAB Room 347E

210-784-2200   |wbush@tamusa.edu

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I joined A&M-San Antonio in August 2008, after previous teaching positions at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the University of Texas at Austin. My academic training includes a B.A. in History from the University of New Orleans (1995), an M.A. in History from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (1997), and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (2004).

I teach classes on U.S. History, social and cultural history, and research methods. My scholarly research has focused on the history of children and youth and particularly on the history of juvenile justice. I have published two book-length studies: Who Gets a Childhood?: Race and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth-Century Texas (University of Georgia Press, 2010); and, Circuit Riders for Mental Health: The Hogg Foundation in Twentieth-Century Texas (Texas A&M University Press, 2016). More recently, I have co-edited a volume entitled Ages of Anxiety: Historical and Transnational Perspectives on Juvenile Justice (NYU Press, 2018).

My current project is a historical study of youthful capital offenders with the working title "Future Danger: Children, Childhood, and the Death Penalty in Modern America." I'm also exploring potential projects on the global reparations movement for state-sanctioned violence against children and youth; and, the impact of the emerging field of carceral studies on juvenile justice.


Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
HIST 1302 904 US History from 1865 Spring 2022 Syllabi