Department of History
128 Inner Campus Drive
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1739
Office Hours: By appointment summer and fall 2017.
Gun Free Office: contact by email to make alternative accommodations. While I would prefer to simply leave my door open and welcome you into my office as in years past, Texas law now requires me to provide “oral notice” before you enter in order to exercise my right to ban guns from my office. Therefore, you will find my door closed even during office hours so that I can provide this notice when you knock. You will also find an explanatory sign. I recognize that this makes for an awkward situation. Please know that I still welcome visitors for free and open discussion; set aside your weapons in preparation. If you have concerns, comments, or questions about UT’s effort to comply with S.B. 11, I encourage you to email those in charge of implementation, here https://campuscarry.utexas.edu/ (bottom-right of page). It is my own position that a university campus is a place for reason, not weapons, and that the presence of guns will have a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas and exercise of First Amendment speech. The law is currently facing a challenge in the courts. For more information, see http://gunfreeut.org/