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Mundey to Speak at War College
Photo: Dr Lisa MundeyDr. Lisa Mundey, assistant professor of history, will speak in the ninth annual Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Lectures in Military History’s seminar series, sponsored by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Mundey will be discussing her new book titled “American Militarism and Anti-militarism in Popular Media, 1945-1970” on Nov. 1 at the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

“It’s a great honor to be invited to speak at AHEC,” said Mundey. “Members of the faculty, staff and community, a lot of whom are military retirees, are going to be there as well.”

Mundey’s book explores military images in television, film and comic books from 1945-1970. Mundey explains how popular culture made it possible for the public to embrace more militaristic national security policies yet continue to perceive themselves as deeply anti-militaristic. Beginning as research for her dissertation in 2002, Mundey worked on the book steadily until it was published in 2012 with McFarland Publishers.

“Her hard work on her book has paid off with an invitation to speak at the War College this fall,” said Dr. Lee Williames, professor and chair of the history department.  “This is a wonderful recognition for her at a prestigious institution, especially in light of her specialization.”

Mundey is not the first UST community member the Army War College has hosted. UST President Dr. Robert Ivany served as commandant for three years at the War College before becoming UST’s eighth president.  

Mundey is in her sixth year as professor at UST with previous teaching experience at Norwich University in Vermont and as a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Kansas State University, she holds a doctorate in American history, with an emphasis in military history and the history of science. 

Mundey has plans to continue writing. She will examine the idea of anti-militarism in American history from the founding of our nation to the present day.

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