Participant Info

First Name
Laura June
Last Name
Southern Utah University
Website URL
Civil War, military history, gender history, US history, naval history, maritime history, boat burners
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Personal Info

About Me
Dr. Laura June Davis’s teaching and research focus on American history through the long 19th century, with an emphasis on gender, identity, community, and the military. Her dissertation, which she is currently revising into a manuscript, focuses on sabotage, irregular naval warfare, and masculinity during the Civil War.
Dr. Davis joined the SUU faculty in the fall of 2016. In addition to teaching HIST 1700: American Civilizations, she also teaches courses on 19th century American history, American slavery, gender & women’s history, women’s studies, and social studies education.
She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Women and Gender Studies Minor and the Professional Development Chair for the SUUWN.
Recent Publications

“Irregular Naval Warfare on the Lower Mississippi River” in The Guerrilla Hunters: Exploring the Civil War’s Irregular Conflicts edited by Barton Myers and Brian McKnight
(April 2017, Louisiana State University Press)

“Unquestionably There Is an Organized Band of Incendiaries”: Confederate Boat Burners on the Mississippi River, in New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers from the Eighteenth McMullen Naval History Symposium Held at the United States Naval Academy, 19–20 September 2013 (2018, Naval War College Press)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Gender, Military, Pedagogy