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Kara Dixon Vuic

Texas Christian University

Kara Dixon Vuic is the LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in Twentieth-Century America at Texas Christian University and the author of The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines (Harvard University Press, 2019), which won the Tonous and Warda Johns Family Book Award from the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch and the Captain Richard Lukaszewicz Memorial Book Award from the U.S. Military History Group.

Her first book, Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), won the Lavinia L. Dock Book Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing, was named a Book of the Year in History and Public Policy by the American Journal of Nursing, and was a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award.

Vuic also edited The Routledge Handbook on Gender, War, and the U.S. Military (2017) and is co-editor (with Richard Fogarty) of the University of Nebraska Press’s book series “Studies in War, Society, and the Military.” She co-edited the collection Managing Sex in the U.S. Military (University of Nebraska Press, 2022) and is writing a new book called “Drafting Women.”

Vuic’s videos are part of the following Choices Program curriculum units:
The United States in Afghanistan
Imperial America: U.S. Global Expansion, 1890-1915
A Global Controversy: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq
The U.S. Role in a Changing World
The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies

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