CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2016   PhD, History, University at Buffalo  

2010   MSEd, Secondary Social Studies Education, Niagara University

2009  MA, History, University at Buffalo

2007   BA,  American Studies and Creative Writing, Wells College

PUBLICATIONS

Book

Forthcoming         Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North

Book Chapters

2017               "Best Men, Broken Men: Gender and Disability and American Veterans," in Kara Vuic, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Gender, War, and the U. S. Military, Taylor & Francis Publishing

Forthcoming      “Disability in Civil War Medical Photography,” in Brian Jordan, ed., The Unfinished Work: New Perspectives on Civil War Veteranhood, Louisiana State University Press  

Journal Articles

June 2016             “‘Wrestling at the Gates of Death:’ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Nonvisible Disability in the Post Civil War North,” The Journal of the Civil War Era

 

Selected Digital Publication

 

January 2018  "Work Requirements for Medicaid hurt people with 'invisible' disabilities," Made by History, The Washington Post

October 2015         “Ghosts Are Scary, Disabled People Are Not: The Troubling Rise of the Haunted Asylum,” Nursing Clio

July 2015                “Heritage is Not History: Historians, Charleston, and the Confederate Flag,Nursing Clio

January 2015         “Come to the Dark Side: Disability as ‘Dark’ Civil War History,” Nursing Clio

October 2014          “Save Our Sisterhood: Reflecting on Single-Sex Education Ten Years Later,” Nursing Clio

July 2014                “Desertion, Martial Manhood, and Mental Illness: The Case of Sgt. Bergdahl,” Nursing Clio

August 2014           “PTSD and the Civil War,” New York Times Disunion

July 2013                 “The Wounded Lion of Union,” New York Times Disunion

 

Book Reviews

Forthcoming           Review of Brian Steele Wills, Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths in the American Civil War, The Journal of the Civil War Era    

Forthcoming           Review of Richard M. Reid, ed., Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet: Burt Green Wilder, The Journal of Southern History

June 2018                  Review of Kathleen Brian & James W. Trent, Jr., Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Masculinity and Disability, Disability Studies Quarterly

May 2018                 Review of John Casey Jr., New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth Century American Literature and Culture, H-Disability

May 2017                 Review of David Seed, Steven C. Kenny and Chris Williams, Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War, H-Disability

January 2016        Review of Brian Craig Miller, Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South, The Civil War Monitor

May 2014              Review of Joseph Reinhart, Yankee Dutchmen Under Fire: Civil War Letters from the 82nd Illinois Infantry, The Civil War Monitor

August 2013         “Repairing ‘The Melancholy Harvest,’” review of Guy R. Hasegawa’s Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs, H-Net Reviews

 

AWARDS, GRANTS,  FELLOWSHIPS

2017        Honorable Mention, Best Article/Book Chapter Prize, Disability History Association

2015-2016      New York State Council for the Humanities Public Humanities Fellow

2013              Shannon Fellowship for Research in American History, University at Buffalo

2012              New York State Professional Development Award, New York State Government Employees Union

2010-2015     Milton Plesur Fellowship, University at Buffalo

 

INVITED TALKS

2017              “‘Wrestling at the Gates of Death:’ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Nonvisible Disability in the Post Civil War North," Buffalo Civil War Roundtable

2016              “‘A Physical Wreck of His Former Self:” Disabled Veterans in the Post Civil War North,” Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

2016              “Union Veterans and the Disability Pension Paradox,” Chemung County Historical Society Civil War Lecture series

2015             “‘Wrestling at the Gates of Death:’ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Nonvisible Disability in the Post Civil War North,” Genesee Community College Civil War Lecture series

2015              “‘Wrestling at the Gates of Death:’ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Nonvisible Disability in the Post Civil War North,” Pejepscot Historical Society, Brunswick, Maine

2015              “‘A Physical Wreck of His Former Self:’ Veterans and Disability in the Post Civil War North,” Kenilworth National Park & Aquatic Gardens Water Lily Festival

2012              “‘In The Full Strength of Manhood:’ The Soldier’s Death in the American Civil War,”  Genesee Community College Civil War Lecture series

 

CAMPUS TALKS

2014              “‘A Physical Wreck of His Former Self:’ Gender and Disability in the Post Civil War North,” University at Buffalo Humanities Institute Civil Wars Works-in-Progress series

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Panels Organized

2015              “‘I Shall Try and Be a Man:’ Institutionalized Union Veterans in the Civil War North,” 129th Meeting of the American Historical Association

Selected Papers Presented

2018             "The Age of Crime: The Union Veteran as Criminal,"  Biennial Meeting of the Society of Civil War Historians

2016             "Is There Any Hope?": Veterans, Families, and War Trauma in the Post Civil War Era North, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine

2014              “The Disabled Lion of Union: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Non-Visible Disability in the Post Civil War North,” Center for Civil War Research, University of Mississippi Conference on the Civil War, University of Mississippi

2014              “The Sacrifices of This War are Awful:’ Veterans and Disability in the Post Civil War North,” Biennial Meeting of the Society of Civil War Historians

2014              “‘Hardships & Perils & Not a Few Honors:’ Fictionalizing Trauma in Gettysburg,” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Classes Taught

Communications Literacy: Historical Writing

Feminist Theory of the Body (online) 

 Doctors, Disease, and Death in the Western World (online) 

The Civil War & Reconstruction (online) 

 Justice and Democracy in America: Struggles for Social Justice

United States History from 1865

United States History to 1865

World Civilizations II

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Higher Education

2017    Staff Assistant, University at Buffalo History Department  

Manuscript Review  

2017 Civil War History

2016  Journal of the Civil War Era

Digital Humanities

2017            Co-Founder and Producer , DIG History Podcast

2015             Founder, The Buffalo Oral History Project

2015              Producer and Managing Editor, The History Buffs Podcast Winner AASLH Good History Award

2015              Editor,  Nursing Clio

2014              Writer, Nursing Clio

2013              Contributor, New York Times Disunion blog

 

Professional Service

2018               Disability History Association Publication Awards Committee

2017              Facilitator, Votes for Women! Reading and Discussion Group, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

2017              Facilitator, American Politics & Community Today Reading Group, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

2015              Consultant and Curator, Sacred Heart Academy Oral History Project & Exhibition  

2012              Organizer, Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference

2011-2012      Secretary, University at Buffalo Graduate History Association

 

Associations: Society of Civil War Historians, American Historical Association, Disability History Association, American Association for the History of Medicine

 

Research Interests: nineteenth century America, the American Civil War, violence, gender and sexuality, medicine, madness, disability, veterans, digital history, public history & humanities, podcasting