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 U.S. foreign relations; the influences of race, gender, and sexuality on U.S. engagements with the world; and the impact of militarization and war on men, women, families, and national identities. 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. I'm currently working on two books -- one on Saigon in the 1960s, and one on the fall of Saigon and its impact on Vietnam and U.S.-Vietnam relations. You can reach me at: email@example.com.