Kara Dixon Vuic

Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in 20th-Century America
History
Reed Hall 304

k.vuic@tcu.edu | 817-257-4136

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Education

Ph.D., Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
BA, Marshall University

Courses Taught

War and Gender in American History
War and Memory in American Culture
American Empire
War, Conflict, and Society in 20th-Century America (graduate)
The United States in the World Wars (graduate)

Areas of Focus

War, Gender, and the U.S. military; war and society, 20th century United States social, cultural, and gender history

The Girls Next Door: American Women and Military Entertainment (under contract with Harvard University Press)

Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

editor, The Routledge Handbook on Gender, War, and the U.S. Military (Routledge, forthcoming 2017)

“Integrating Women and Planning Military Families since World War II,” in Integrating the U.S. Military: African Americans, Women, and Gays since World War II, eds. Heather M. Stur and Douglas Bristol (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2017)

“Wartime Nursing and Power,” in The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing, eds. Patricia D’Antonio, Julie Fairman, Jean Whelan (Oxford: Routledge, 2013), 22-34

“Where the Boys Are: Militarization, Sexuality, and Red Cross Donut Dollies,” in Gender and Conflict since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Ana Carden-Coyne, Gender and History Series (Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 138-53

“‘I’m afraid we’re going to have to just change our ways:’ Marriage, Motherhood, and Pregnancy in the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War,” Signs 32:4 (Summer 2007): 997-1022

Invited lectures: at the Old Red History Museum in Dallas, the Army Education and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, PA, the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South at Wake Forest University, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon, MI, the Canadian War Museum, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Conference presentations: at the Society for Military History, Organization of American Historians, and American Historical Association annual conferences, the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, and various others

  • Lavinia L. Dock Book Award (2010)
  • Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (2011-2012)
  • Organization of American Historians
  • American Historical Association
  • Society for Military History
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • series editor, “Studies in War, Society, and the Military,” University of Nebraska Press
  • Advisory Board for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial to Eastern National
  • Society for Military History program committee (2016 and 2017)
  • Society for Military History Teaching Committee (2016-present)
  • Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Military Science (SAGE) (2009-2013)