Department of History
128 Inner Campus Drive
Stop B7000
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1739

Office hours: Tuesdays, 10am-11am or by appointment during Fall 2021

Office: GAR 3.410

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 is awkward. Nevertheless, I 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, contact those in charge of implementation: (email at 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 has a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas and exercise of First Amendment speech. For more information, see

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