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Iowa State University
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U.S. women and gender history, war and society, U.S. military manpower policy, the draft, draft counseling, U.S. social movements, the Sixties, U.S. Veteran's history, U.S. sexualities, teacher education
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About Me

I am an Associate Professor at Iowa State University.  I research the connections among war, U.S. society, citizenship, and gender.  My book, Rough Draft: Cold War Military Manpower Policy, and the Origins of Vietnam Era Draft Resistance was published by Cornell University Press in 2019.  I am currently working a book project on militarization and activism in the post-Vietnam War era.

I also coordinate Iowa State’s Social Studies education program.  I have expertise in matters relating to education policy, history, and practice.

Recent Publications

Rough Draft: Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam Era Draft Resistance, Cornell University Press, 2019.

“How the Draft Reshaped America,” New York Times,October 6, 2017.

“Service by Other Means: Changing Perceptions of Military Service and Masculinity, 1940-1973,”in Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1979. Edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

“Drafting for Domesticity: American Deferment Policy during the Cold War, 1948-1965.” Cold War History13, no. 1 (May 2013): 1-21.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Military, Pedagogy, Sexuality, Women, World War II