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Kara Vuic - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

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Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in 20th-Century America | Texas Christian University


Kara Vuic's research bridges the history of wars and militarization, the history of gender and sexuality, and social and cultural history.



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A New Kind of Woman is Following the Army: American Women in the Great War - Kara Dixon Vuic


Areas of Expertise (5)

War, Gender and the U.S. Military

20th Century United States Social, Cultural, and Gender History

World Wars

Women and the Military

War and Society

Accomplishments (5)

Ridgeway Research Grant, Military History Institute, Army Heritage and Education Center

2012 – 2013

Grant-in-Aid, Rockefeller Archive Center


Minigrant, New Jersey Historical Commission


Research Travel Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Foundation

2012 – 2013

Loewenstein-Wiener Fellowship, American Jewish Archives

2012 – 2013

Education (3)

Indiana University: Ph.D., History 2006

Indiana University: M.A., History 2001

Marshall University: B.A., History and English 1999

Media Appearances (2)

This Delaware 'farmette' helped feed America while the men fought in WWII

Delaware Online  


Dixon Vuic, the TCU professor, said the story of the farmettes is often overlooked because the work was seasonal and less publicized. Generally, Vuic said, the difference between the women who worked in the factories and those who worked on the farms was their socioeconomic status. Women who became the sole provider of their families during the war took the factory jobs because they paid better.

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Fighting for Women’s Rights, Roy Hollander is His Own Worst Enemy

Highbrow Magazine  


Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, a history professor and expert on military and gender at Highpoint University, agrees. She says that many women have wanted these options for a long time. “Many women have historically pushed for greater access to the military and to combat roles because they believed service to be a duty they owed their country,” Vuic says. “They hoped that service would translate to equal citizenship, and they wanted the same benefits of service that men received.”

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