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Last Name
Messiah University
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war and society, gender in the military, veterans studies, U.S. and international women’s history, oral history, labor history, public history, history of sexuality, gender and aviation, women and war
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About Me

Sarah Myers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of History at Messiah University in central Pennsylvania where she teaches courses on 20th century U.S. history, gender history, public history, and war and society. Myers is the author of two chapters, “Battling Contested Air Spaces: The American Women Service Pilots of World War II” in Gender and the Second World War: The Lessons of War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and “‘The Women Behind the Men Behind the Gun’: Gendered Identities and Militarization in the Second World War” in The Routledge Handbook of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military (Routledge, 2017). She previously attended a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute on Veterans Studies and received a 2020 National Endowment of the Humanities Dialogues on the Experience of War grant, “We are Veterans Too: Women’s Experiences in the U.S. Military.”

Recent Publications

“How one ‘Rosie the Riveter’ poster won out over all the others and became a symbol of female empowerment,” co-authored with G. Kurt Piehler, The Conversation, May 25, 2018.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Genocide, Human Rights, Military, Museums, Public History, Race, Women, World War II