Justin R. Gage

Justin R. Gage


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-3001

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Justin is a native Arkansan who completed the Ph.D. program at the University of Arkansas in 2015, working under the supervision of Elliott West and Beth Schweiger.  His forthcoming book, ‘We Do Not Want the Gate Closed Between Us’: Intertribal Communication in the Colonized American West, 1870-1895, studies Native American communication and mobility during the 1880s and 1890s in the American West.

Native American History, American West, Communication, American Religious History, Arkansas History

History of the American Indian.

Arkansas and the Southwest.

American Frontier.

The History of the American People to 1877.

The History of the American People, 1877 to Present.

2015 - Ph.D., History, University of Arkansas

2006 - M.A., History, University of Arkansas

2004 - B.A., History and American Studies, University of Arkansas

‘We Do Not Want the Gate Closed Between Us’: Intertribal Communication in the Colonized American West, 1870-1895. Forthcoming University of Oklahoma Press, under contract.

"Vote as You Pray: The 1928 Election in Washington County, Arkansas," The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 68, No. 4 (Winter 2009).

“Divine Sanction from Cane Hill, Arkansas,” Ozark Historical Review, 34 (Spring 2005).

Yale University Beinecke Library Archibald Hanna, Jr. Visiting Fellowship, December 2017 – January 2018

American Philosophical Society, The Phillips Fund for Native American Research Grant, 2017-2018.

The Huntington Library - Western History Association Martin Ridge Residential Fellowship, 2017.

University of Arkansas Fulbright College Humanities Summer Research Stipend, 2017.

University of Arkansas Provost's Instructional Enhancement Grant, 2017

The Willard Gatewood Fellowship, University of Arkansas, 2012-2014.

The Violet B. Gingles Award, Best Manuscript on Arkansas History, Arkansas Historical Association, 2009.          

The Patriotic Service American History Scholarship, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 2007.

The Oscar Fendler Award, University of Arkansas, 2005.