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Heather Stur

Dr. Heather Stur

Full Professor


Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D., is professor of history at USM and senior fellow in the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society. She is the author of Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties (Cambridge 2020), The U.S. Military and Civil Rights Since World War II (ABC-CLIO 2019), and Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era (Cambridge 2011). She is also co-editor of Integrating the U.S. Military: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Since World War II (Johns Hopkins 2017). Dr. Stur’s articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, National Interest, Orange County Register, Diplomatic History, and other journals and newspapers. In 2013-14, Dr. Stur was a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam, where she was a visiting professor on the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. She is currently writing a book about the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

  • PHD - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)
  • MA - Marquette University (2003)
  • BA - Marquette University (1998)

HIS 101 – World Civilizations to 1500
HIS 102 – World Civilizations since 1500
HIS 101 Honors
HIS 102 Honors
HON 111 – Honors Colloquium 1
HON 112 – Honors Colloquium 2
HIS 201 – U.S. to 1877
HIS 202 – U.S. Since 1877
HIS 300 – Research Seminar for Undergraduate History Majors
HIS 420 – Women and War
HIS 466 – U.S. Since 1945
HIS 473 – U.S. Foreign Relations
HIS 479 – Music and Migrations: The History of the Delta Blues
HIS 479 – The History of Sports in America
HIS 497 – Vietnam Study Abroad
HIS 710 – Graduate Seminar: Theory and Methods of History
HIS 726 – Graduate Seminar: U.S. Historiography Since 1865
HIS 736 – Graduate Seminar: Women and Gender in War, Diplomacy, and Empire
HIS 772 – Graduate Seminar: The Global Cold War
HIS 774 – Graduate Seminar: U.S. Foreign Relations
HIS 796 – Graduate Teaching Practicum

  • Vietnamese (Professional Working)
  • Spanish (Elementary)
  • Russian (Elementary)

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Areas of Expertise

Diplomatic history, military history, US since 1945, Cold War, Vietnam War, Global War on Terror, women, gender, international relations