Book manuscript in progress: World War II's "Postwar": A Social and Policy History of Peace, 1944-1953.
"War's Policy Aftermath: World War II's Demobilization and the Politics of Veterans' Welfare," a symposium on Militarization, Health and Society, in Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 39 (Spring 2011): 41-47.
"American Home Fronts: Reflections on Domestic Politics after September 11th," The Organization of American Historians Magazine of History (forthcoming September 2011).
"Seeking the 'Abundant Life': Urban Working-Class Women and World War II's Aftermath," in Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989, eds. Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel (Washington, D.C.:Â Woodrow Wilson Center Press, forthcoming 2012).
Comment, "Sexuality and Gender in Foreign Relations: A Special Issue of Diplomatic History," forthcoming, 2012.
"Cold War Mobilization and Domestic Politics: The United States," in The Cambridge History of the Cold War, vol. 1, eds., Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad (Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2010), 757-795.
"Nightmares on Elm Street: Demobilizing in Chicago, 1945-1953," Journal of American History, 92 (March 2006): 1265-1291.
"Teaching the Journal of American History," on-line lesson, based on "Nightmares on Elm Street: Demobilizing in Chicago, 1945-1953," Journal of American History, 92 (March 2006). Access through Teaching the Journal of American History, http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/teaching/2006_03/index.html
Selected Conferences and Paper Presentations
"Women, Gender, and the Post-World War II State in the United States." Roundtable on Gender and the State in Postwar Eras: China, Russia, and the United States. Presented at the Fifteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 2011, Amherst, MA.
"Warfare States, Welfare States: World War II's Demobilization and the Peace Dividend," Paper presentation at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, 2011, Houston, Texas.
Commentator, "Roundtable: Gender and Sexuality in American Foreign Relations." Presentation at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, June 24-26, 2010, Madison, WI.
Commentator, "Urban Paternalism: Race, Redevelopment, and Criminal Justice in Postwar Urban America." Presentation at American Historical Association Annual Meeting, 2010, San Diego, CA.
"State of Contradictions: Veterans, Demobilization, and Postwar Political Culture in the United States." Invited talk at Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of the Military, War, and Society, October 2, 2009, Duke University.
"Veterans' Welfare: Reflections on Militarization and the Post-World War II Welfare State in the U.S." Invited talk at Health Legacies: Militarization, Health, and Society Conference, University of Alberta, September 18-19, 2009, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.