Vuic Welcomed as Associate Professor of History


High Point University Professor of History Kara VuicHIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2012 – The department of history at High Point University recently hired Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic as an associate professor of history.

Vuic will be teaching courses in 20th century U.S. history including social and cultural history, women’s history and the history of war and society.

“I am thrilled to have joined the HPU faculty and am delighted to be in the company of such impressive scholars and teachers,” says Vuic. “Although I have only been on campus a few weeks, I am greatly enjoying the conversations I have with my students about their work and research.”

Vuic’s research interests focus on issues of gender and the military. Her first book, Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War traces the military’s recruitment and utilization of nurses during a controversial war and a rising feminist movement. Her new book project moves to broader questions about the ways the military uses women in symbolic functions. Tentatively titled “Look, but Don’t Touch: American Women as Military Entertainment,” the project investigates the military’s employment of women as entertainers and recreation workers from World War I through the present. 

Vuic earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Marshall University and a master’s and doctorate in history from Indiana University. Prior to teaching at HPU, she taught at Bridgewater College and was a Residential Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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