Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University at Buffalo
Website URL
Disability history, Civil War history, veterans, manhood, death, medicine, military
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of disability and the military during the Civil War era. I have a PhD in History from the University at Buffalo, where I now teach as Clinical Assistant Professor. I am also Associate Director of the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. In addition, I am a producer for Dig: A History Podcast and am a writer and editor for Nursing Clio.

Recent Publications

“‘Wrestling at the Gates of Death:’ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Nonvisible Disability in the Post Civil War North,” June 2016 The Journal of the Civil War Era

“Best Men, Broken Men: Gender and Disability and American Veterans,” in Kara Vuic, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Gender, War, and the U. S. Military, Taylor & Francis Publishing


Media Coverage
I have written op-eds for the Washington Post and New York Times, and have been quoted in a piece on disability in the New York Times.
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Gender, Medicine, Military, Museums