William D. Carrigan
William D. Carrigan is Professor of History at Rowan University. A native Texan, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. In 1999, he earned his PhD in American history from Emory University and joined the faculty in the Department of History at Rowan. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly essays, he is the author or editor of four books, including The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 (University of Illinois Press, 2004), winner of the Richard Wentworth Prize. Since 1995, he has been collaborating with Clive Webb and studying the lynching of Mexicans in the United States. With the support of grants and fellowships from numerous institutions, including the Huntington, the National Science Foundation, and the Clements Center, they have published four essays on the subject as well as Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928 (Oxford University Press, 2013). In 2013, the University of Virginia published Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective, a volume co-edited by Professor Carrigan and Christopher Waldrep. Dr. Carrigan’s research has been cited in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Houston Chronicle.