Harriett   D.  Joseph

Professor  

Office: BNOBL 111
Phone: (956) 882-8878
Email: harriett.joseph@utrgv.edu

Dr. Harriett D. Joseph

A native Texan, Dr. Joseph is a Latin American historian focusing primarily on Mexico. Although a published scholar on the topic of Spanish Texas, her greatest professional pleasure is teaching.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Spanish Texas; Mexican-American history; history of Jewish community in twentieth-century Brownsville
  • Education

    • PhD, History, North Texas State University, 1976
    • MA, History, North Texas State University, 1971
    • BA, History and Spanish, Southern Methodist University, 1967




Selected Publications


  • Harriett Joseph. "From Santa Anna to Selena: Notable Mexicanos and Tejanos in Texas History since 1821". Denton, Tx: University of North Texas Press, 2018.

  • Harriett Joseph. Review of Leaders of the Mexican American Generation: Biographical Essays, ed. by Anthony Quiroz. Book Review Section, Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Austin, Tx: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 119, no. 4 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016: 444-445.

  • Harriett Joseph, Alix Riviere, and Jordan Penner. ""Gente Decente: Tejanos Jovita Gonzalez and Edmundo de Mireles"," ‚ÄúThis Corner of Caanan: Essays in Honor of Randolph B. Campbell. Denton, Tx: University of North Texas Press, February 2013: 361-382.

  • Harriett Joseph. Review of Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas. Journal of Southern History. Journal of Southern History, 77, no. 4 November 2011: 939-940 (2 pages).

  • Ruben Edelstein and Harriett Joseph. Ruben Edelstein: A Life and History. Brownsville, Tx: Border Press, 2010.

  • Donald Chipman and Harriett Joseph. Spanish Texas, 1519-1821. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

  • Harriett Joseph. Review of Cortina: Defending the Mexican Name in Texas. Military History of the West. Military History of the West, no. 2008 2008.

  • Harriett Joseph. Review of Jewish Roots in Southern Soil. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Austin, Tx: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 2007.

  • Harriett Joseph. Review of Jewish Life in the American West. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Austin, Tx: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, no. April 2005 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2005: 562-563.

  • Donald Chipman and Harriett Joseph. Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas. Austin, Tx: University of Texas Press, 2001.



Selected Presentations


  • Harriett Joseph. ""History of the Brownsville Jewish Community"," Semi-Annual Meeting, South Texas Historical Association, Edinburg, Texas (November 2016)

  • Harriett Joseph. ""Adina De Zavala: Liberated Latina"," Texas History Symposium, Texas Heritage and Independence Celebration Association, Inc., San Benito, Tx (November 2015)

  • Harriett Joseph. ""Challenges and Rewards of Researching Spanish Texas"," Dr. David Fisher's Honor's Seminar, UTB, Brownsville, Tx (February 2015)

  • Harriett Joseph. "Keynote Address," National Honor Society Induction, Brownsville Early College High School, BECHS, Brownsville, Texa (May 2014)

  • Harriett Joseph. "Alonso de Leon," Teaching of History Conference, Texas State Historical Association and University of North Texas, Denton, Tx (October 2013)

  • Harriett Joseph. ""Spanish Exploration"," Encountering Texas History Conference, Texas State Historical Association and Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, Tx (August 2013)

  • Harriett Joseph. "Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna," Texas Revolutionary History Symposium, Texas Heritage Independence and Celebration Association, San Benito, Tx (March 2013)

  • Harriett Joseph. "Commentary on papers," Annual meeting of Texas State Historical Association, Texas State Historical Association, Fort Worth, Tx (February 2013)

  • Harriett Joseph. ""Spanish Colonization"," Workshop for Secondary Teachers, Texas Humanities and University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Tx (June 2012)

  • Harriett Joseph. ""Juan and Erasmo Seguin"," Texas History Teachers Workshop, Texas Heritage Independence and Celebration Association, San Benito, Tx (March 2012)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Harriett Joseph. San Marcos, Tx (2018)

Previous Courses