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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
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Gender, Medicine, Military, Museums