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Susan Grayzel to present "Women in a World at War, 1914-1918" on Nov. 23 in UT Martin Academic Speakers Program


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Susan Grayzel, a professor of history and director of the Sarah Ison Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, will present a seminar on “Women in a World at War, 1914-1918” at 6 p.m., Nov. 23, in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Watkins Auditorium.

Grayzel has researched and taught about culture, gender and the world wars in national, European and global contexts for 20 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature from Harvard University and a Master of Arts and doctorate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

She has written several books, including “Women’s Identities At War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War,” which was awarded the 2000 North American Conference on British Studies British Council Prize for the best book in the field of 19th and 20th century British studies. Grayzel has also published articles in “The Journal of Modern History,” “The Journal of Women’s History and Twentieth Century British History” and several other edited collections.

Grayzel is currently working as an American Council of Learned Societies collaborative research fellow on a project about gender, civil defense and citizenship in 20th century Britain with Dr. Lucy Noakes, University of Brighton, United Kingdom. She is also finishing a book titled “The Age of the Gas Mask: Chemical Weapons and Civilian Bodies in Imperial Britain, 1915-1945,” which uses the gas mask to reflect on the changing nature of modern war and the new relationship between the state and its subjects.

This presentation is part of UT Martin’s Academic Speakers Program. The Academic Speakers Program annually features top speakers who meet with students from the university’s Honors Programs and offer presentations to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Lionel Crews, director, UT Martin Honors Programs, at 731-881-7436 or by email at The complete list of 2015-16 speakers is available at


Pictured is Susan Grayzel.

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