Dr. Sarah Myers is a historian of 20th century U.S. history with research interests in U.S.women’s and gender history, public history, oral history, military history, and war and society. She recently published a book chapter on the Women Airforce Service Pilots in Lessons of War, a peer-reviewed edited collection in Palgrave Macmillan's Gender and Histories series and has an article on World War II historiography forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Gender War, and the U.S. Military. She attended a 2016 National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute on Veterans Studies and the 2015 West Point Summer Seminar in Military History.In addition to teaching, she is also the Director of The Keirn Family World War II Museum at Saint Francis University. The museum houses artifacts from American military men and women who served during the war, as well as items from the home front and European theater. Dr. Myers facilitates undergraduate student research with this collection, including the creation of public history projects.Professional experiencesProfessional MembershipsAmerican Historical AssociationBerkshire Conference of Women HistoriansOrganization of American HistoriansThe Society for Military HistoryResearch interestsU.S. women’s and gender history, public history, oral history, military history, and war andsocietyPublications“‘The Women Behind the Men Behind the Gun’: Gendered Identities and Militarization in the Second World War” in The Routledge Handbook of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military, ed. Kara Vuic (Routledge, forthcoming 2017).“Battling Contested Air Spaces: The American Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, in Gender and the Second World War: The Lessons of War, eds. Corinna Peniston-Bird and Emma Vickers, Gender and History Series (Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 11-24.Grants received2016 National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute on “Veterans in Society:Ambiguities & Representations”2015 West Point Summer Seminar in Military HistoryServiceDirector, The Keirn Family World War II Museum, 2016-presentTobin Center for Archives and Special Collections Advisory Board, 2016-presentFaculty Senate Resources Committee, 2016-2019Faculty Athletics Mentor for Saint Francis University Dance Team, 2016-2017Faculty Mentor and Organizer, Palumbo Trust Pre-College Research Academy, SFU, 2016-17Courses taughtHIST 104: U.S. History since 1877HIST 301: Public History: Gender and WarHIST 403: World War II: Origins and AftermathHIST 422: The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1840-1877
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