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Heather Stur

Dr. Heather Stur

Full Professor


Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi and a fellow in USM’s Dale Center for the Study of War & Society. She is the author of Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. She is also co-editor of Integrating the U.S. Military: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Since World War II, which was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017. She has two books coming out this year: The U.S. Military and Civil Rights Since World War II, forthcoming in August from ABC-CLIO; and Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties, forthcoming in December from Cambridge University Press. Dr. Stur's writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the National Interest, the Orange County Register, Diplomatic History, and other journals and newspapers.

  • 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

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • 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