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Shane Makowicki

PhD Student
Areas of Speciality
  • Military History
  • American Civil War
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Research Interests

My research focus is U.S. military history, with a specialization in the American Civil War. My dissertation examines the interaction between conventional military operations, guerrilla warfare, and occupation policy in the Federal occupation of eastern North Carolina from 1862-1865. Subfields include European war and society and nineteenth century U.S. history. I am particularly interested in operational military history and its social and political effects, including but not limited to issues of civil-military relations, military government, and professional military education. As a graduate research assistant at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, I led 25 staff rides to battlefields in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.


  • M.A. in History, Texas A&M University (2016)
  • Co-author, Occupation and Demobilization, 1918-1923. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2019.
  • Texas A&M Doctoral Graduate Merit Fellowship (2014-2019)
  • U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • UNC Wilson Library Southern Studies Dissertation Fellowship (2020-2021)
  • UVA John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History Research Fellowship (2020)