Welcome. I'm Heather Stur, a 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 the influence of domestic culture on foreign policy making; the power of ideas about race, gender, and sexuality in shaping U.S. engagements with the rest of the world, and the impact of militarization and war on men, women, families, and American identity. I also teach courses on the Cold War, the Delta Blues, and world history, and in the summer, I take students on study abroad trips to Vietnam, where we travel throughout the country, exploring its history, politics, and culture. You can reach me at: email@example.com.