Meet the Faculty
Todd W. Wahlstrom, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professpr of History
- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
- M.A., Michigan State University, 2003
Todd W. Wahlstrom is a visiting assistant professor of history at Pepperdine University and the author of The Southern Exodus to Mexico: Migration across the Borderlands after the American Civil War. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also taught in the history department. His research focuses on nineteenth-century U.S. history, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, the American West and South, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Mexican and Latin American history.
- History 204: History of the American People
- History 433: History of Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
- Award for Exceptional Academic Leadership, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, 2015
- UCSB History Department Dissertation Fellowship, 2009
- UC MEXUS (University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States) Research Grant, 2008
- Mellon Match Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2008
- The Southern Exodus to Mexico: Migration Across the Borderlands after the American Civil War (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015)., 2015
- "Geography as Power: The Political Economy of Matthew Fontaine Maury," co-written with John Majewski, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 120, No. 4 (Winter 2012), 340-371., 2012
- "William Marshall Anderson and the Southern Exodus to Mexico," in Dimensions of International Migration (Newcastle, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)., 2011
- "A Vision for Colonization: The Southern Migration Movement to Mexico after the U.S. Civil War," Southern Historian, 30 (Spring 2009), 50-66., 2009