I'm Heather Stur, history professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and author of Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era (Cambridge 2011). I write and teach about U.S. foreign relations and the influences of war on women, men, national identities, and international relations. I also developed and teach a course on the history of the Delta Blues, and I lead a summer study abroad trip to Vietnam, in which we travel throughout the country exploring its history, politics, and culture. I grew up in the shadow of Northwest Indiana's steel mills, with the Chicago skyline in the distance, and for as long as I can remember, I've been interested in the processes that linked international affairs with corners of the world such as mine.    

prof. Heather Marie Stur

Associate Professor of History,

University of Southern Mississippi

Fellow, Dale Center for the Study of 

​                             War & Society

Fulbright Scholar

in Vietnam, 2013-14

news about heather stur

"Stur Awarded Prestigious Fulbright to Study in Vietnam," Southern Miss Now,Feb. 28, 2013

"Vietnam's impact on American culture shapes career of Bishop Noll grad,"Northwest Indiana Times, July 1, 2012

"Stur Awarded First Nina Bell Suggs Professorship at Southern Miss," Southern Miss Now, May 30, 2012

"Stur pens book," Mississippi Business Journal, January 29, 2012

"Gender roles, race attitudes, focus of professor's book on Vietnam War era,"Southern Miss Now, January 18, 2012