Nebraska Authors

Sandra K. Mathews

Born 1963 Evanston, IL (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE: 1965-1986
New Mexico: 1986-1996

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


History; Latin American Studies; American West; New Mexico; American Southwest


Bachelor of Arts, 1986, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, 1988, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Ph.D in History of Latin America and United States West, 1998, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


College professor

Places Worked

Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Bureau of Indian Affairs instructor - Southern Pueblo Agency.


Nebraska Literary Heritage Association 2006-2007 Author member
Academic fellowships have included the 2004 John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Fellowship, Brigham Young University, for summer research, 2004, and dissertation fellowships.

Honor Award for Anthologies, Nebraska Center for the Book, 2012, Women’s Experiences on the North American Plains,
Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, 2012, A History of New Mexico Since Statehood
New Mexico State Historian


Nebraska Wesleyan, Phi Alpha Theta


Everything You Need to Know About Your History Course. 2000.
Between Breaths: A Teacher in the Alaskan Bush. 2006.
American Indians in the Early West. 2008.
Women’s Experiences on the North American Plains. 2011.
A History of New Mexico Since Statehood. 2011.

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