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Dr. Sarah Myers

  • Sarah Myers

    Position: Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Keirn Family World War II Museum

    Department: History and Political Science

    Office: Scotus 304

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    814.471.1106

    About Dr. Sarah Myers

    Education

    • Ph.D. Texas Tech University
    • M.A., Missouri State University
    • B.A., University of Missouri-Rolla

    Biography

    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 experiences
    Professional Memberships
    American Historical Association
    Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
    Organization of American Historians
    The Society for Military History

    Research interests
    U.S. women’s and gender history, public history, oral history, military history, and war and
    society

    Publications
    “‘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 received
    2016 National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute on “Veterans in Society:
    Ambiguities & Representations”
    2015 West Point Summer Seminar in Military History

    Service
    Director, The Keirn Family World War II Museum, 2016-present
    Tobin Center for Archives and Special Collections Advisory Board, 2016-present
    Faculty Senate Resources Committee, 2016-2019
    Faculty Athletics Mentor for Saint Francis University Dance Team, 2016-2017
    Faculty Mentor and Organizer, Palumbo Trust Pre-College Research Academy, SFU, 2016-17

    Courses taught
    HIST 104: U.S. History since 1877
    HIST 301: Public History: Gender and War
    HIST 403: World War II: Origins and Aftermath
    HIST 422: The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1840-1877