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First Name
Last Name
Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
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women, military, US, Cold War, gender, womanpower, equality, equal pay
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About Me

My book, Her Cold War: Women in the US Military, 1945-1980, will be published by UNC Press in September 2021. It examines the integration of womanpower into the US military after World War II through the dissolution of the women’s service components in the late 1970s. I focus on military service as a career opportunity, as the US military was one of the first places to offer women equal pay and benefits. My book considers the limitations of equality and how women worked to redefine equality on their own terms.

I moved into secondary education after finishing my PhD in 2011; I teach US and modern world history to students at MICDS in St. Louis, Missouri.

Recent Publications

Her Cold War: Women in the U.S. Military, 1945-1980UNC Press, September 2021.

“Axing the committee that studies and advocates for servicewomen is a mistake,” Washington Post: Made by History, 16 July 2021.

“‘An Attractive Career for Women’: Opportunities, Limitations, and Women’s Integration in the US Military,” in Bristol and Stur (eds) Integrating the U.S. Military.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
East Asia, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Law, Military, Politics, Sexuality, Women