Heather M. Stur

Associate Professor and General Buford Blount Professor of Military History

Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D., is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi and a fellow in USM’s Dale Center for the Study of War & Society. Her first book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. She is currently writing two books: Saigon at War: The Third Force and the Global Sixties in South Vietnam, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, and Reflecting America: U.S. Military Expansion and Global Interventions, forthcoming from Praeger/ABC-CLIO. She is also co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Integrating the U.S. Military: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Since World War II, which will be released by Johns Hopkins University Press in spring 2017. In 2013-14, Dr. Stur was a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam, where she was a visiting professor in the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. She is the recipient of numerous other awards and fellowships from groups and institutions such as the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) program, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Stur teaches courses on U.S. foreign relations, women and war, the global Cold War, the U.S. since 1945, and world history. She is also the director of USM’s Vietnam Summer Studies Program, a three-week study abroad trip in which students are immersed in Vietnamese history, politics, and culture. Dr. Stur’s articles and editorials have been published in Diplomatic History, The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, The National Interest, and Reflections on War &Society. She writes about foreign relations and military issues on her blog, The Year of the Cat . Dr. Stur holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin.

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