Mauren Schindler

Mauren Schindler

Degree Program: PhD

Advisor: Lesley J. Gordon

Research Areas

  • United States History
  • Gender and Women’s History
  • Military and Naval History



  • BA, Baldwin Wallace University, 2016
  • BS, Baldwin Wallace University, 2016
  • MA, Kent State University, 2018

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth Century social constructs – ie., family, masculinity, cowardice, and trauma (physical and mental).
  • The fluctuation and adaptation of the aforementioned social constructs during the period of the American Civil War.
  • Effects/influence of trauma on Civil War soldiers during the course of the war and veterans after the war (examining coping mechanisms, rehabilitation, reentry into civilian life, etc.).

Recent Publications

Current Projects

  • My dissertation research centers around a group of brothers from New York who served as federal soldiers during the American Civil War. I investigate the role of nineteenth-century societal expectations and norms, conceptions of manhood and masculinity more broadly, and how these themes affected the brothers’ service to the Federal Army throughout the war as well as their position as veterans afterward.

Awards & Honors

  • Christopher G. Swindle Graduate Teaching Award, 2022
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2020-present
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, 2019
  • Outstanding Seminar Paper Finalist, Kent State University, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Kent State University, 2016