LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society
in Twentieth-Century America
Texas Christian University
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Hi!  Since 2015, I have been honored to be the Lance Corporal Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society at Texas Christian University.  
 
I research and write about the ways twentieth-century wars have shaped, and been shaped by, American society and culture.  I am especially interested in women's military and wartime experiences and in the ways the U.S. military deals with gender. 

My current book project is titled "Drafting Women."

 
At TCU, I teach courses on war and society, gender and the U.S. military, war and memory, and modern U.S. history.  Each year, I also host the LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium on War, Conflict, and Society

My Books
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My Classes
 
Rosie the Riveter

War and Gender in American History

How has gender shaped Americans’ understandings and experiences of war?  And, how have wars framed social constructions of gender?

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War and Memory in American Culture

How do Americans remember wars?  And what do they forget?

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The United States in the World Wars

(graduate seminar)

How did the World Wars affect Americans, at home and abroad?

 
Upcoming Events
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