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.
U.S. women’s and gender history, public history, oral history, military history, and war andsociety
“‘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.
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