Rachel Michelle Gunter is a professor of History at a community college in North Texas. She earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Texas A&M University in 2017. She studies the woman suffrage movement in Texas from 1917 to 1923 focusing on how the successes and failures of the movement affected the voting rights of other groups including resident non-citizens/Mexican and German immigrants, servicemen, WWI veterans, Mexican Americans, and Black Texans. As part of this research she also looks into changes to the voting system including the beginning of absentee balloting in much of the United States and the run-off primary in Texas.


Immigrants Declarants and Loyal American Women: How Suffragists Helped Redefine the Rights of Citizens

Rachel Michelle Gunter

Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-gilded-age-and-progressive-era/article/immigrant-declarants-and-loyal-american-women-how-suffragists-helped-redefine-the-rights-of-citizens/B478BD887C5C43F664544DC81E374360/share/e45d224fc8f3e6f7007ae970ba81ea057b5dafe2, 2020, pp. 1-16

“They Think I Have Forgotten All About the Past”: Suffragists’ Struggle for Acceptance in Politics in Arizona and Texas

Rachel Michelle Gunter

Journal of Arizona History, vol. 61(2), https://muse.jhu.edu/article/757935, 2020, pp. 231-240

“‘Without Us, It is Ferguson with a Plurality,’ Woman Suffrage and Anti-Ferguson Politics.”

Rachel Michelle Gunter

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination, Texas A&M University Press, 2017

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Co-Writer, Consultant & Interviewee for “Citizens at Last"

Dr. Gunter is a co-writer, consultant & interviewee for “Citizens at Last,” a documentary history of the Texas Suffrage Movement coming March 2021.

Executive Advisory Committee Member for the Handbook of Texas Women

Dr. Gunter serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Handbook of Texas History, a project of the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Coordinator for the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States

Dr. Gunter is the Texas Coordinator for the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, a crowd sourcing digital humanities project thru the Women and Social Movements in the United States website.

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