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Meghan Ashley Vance

PhD Student
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Research Interests

Ashley Vance is a PhD candidate in United States history. Her dissertation focuses on the US Army’s presence in Germany in the decades following World War II. Specifically, she examines how the military created a unique Cold War army in West Germany that was combat ready while carrying out a peacetime deployment. She also addresses the soldiers’ lived experience and how their perceptions and behavior influenced Army policy at the time.

Recent Positions
• Department of History Career Diversity Fellow, 2020-2021
• Editorial Intern, Texas A&M University Press, 2020
• Committee Member, History Graduate Student Organization, 2020-2021
• Committee Member, Department of History Climate, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee, 2019-2020
• Co-convener, War, Violence, and Society Working Group, 2019-2021″