Dr. Austin L. Allen
Dr. Austin L. AllenAssociate Professor of HistoryHistory, Humanities, and Languages
Austin Allen is an expert on the nineteenth-century United States. He specializes in social, economic, and legal change in the U.S. South between 1830s and 1880. He is currently at work on a study of the end of slavery in four Texas counties. His teaching centers on the U.S. South and slavery, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America, and legal history, although those these interests play out in a wide range of course offerings.
PhD. University of Houston, 2001
M.A. University of Houston, 1996
B.A. University of Houston, 1993
2002-present, Assistant then Associate Professor of History
2002, Adjunct University of Houston - Clear Lake
2001-2002, Lecturer University of Houston
1996, Adjunct University of Houston Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, 1836-1857 (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2006)
5 book chapters
American Legal History; Antebellum United States, Early American Republic, and Late Twentieth-Century Youth Culture.
Imposing Sovereignty, Containing Slavery: Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Origins of the Dred Scott Case (manuscript).