Ruth Lawlor

Assistant Professor


I am a historian of American foreign relations with a focus on war, gender, and labour. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Cornell History Department and from July 2023 will be Assistant Professor in the History of the United States in the World. I was previously a visiting fellow at Yale and Boston University, and have spent the past number of years teaching American and European History at the University of Cambridge, where I also received my PhD in U.S. History. My first book, on the U.S. military and sexual violence in World War II, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. I am currently writing about the militarisation of Alaska while also editing, with Andrew Buchanan (Vermont), a new collection on the global history of World War II.

AMST Courses - Spring 2024

AMST Courses - Fall 2024