Laura Mammina

Laura Mammina, Associate Professor of History

Laura Mammina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Phone: (361) 570-4316
Office: UHV 247

Laura Mammina specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. history, with a special focus on the history of race and ethnicity and the history of gender and sexuality. She took her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Alabama. Her courses include the first half U.S. History survey as well as courses on the Colonial, Early Republic, and Civil War-era United States. Her work has appeared in several places, most recently an article entitled ““In the Midst of Fire and Blood”: Union Soldiers, Unionist Women, Military Policy, and Intimate Space during the American Civil War” published in the July 2018 issue of Civil War History. She is currently working on three projects: an edited volume on the Civil War Era under contract with Louisiana State University Press, an article that critically examines historians’ scholarship of Mary Lincoln’s White House tenure, and a book manuscript examining the interactions between Union soldiers and southern women during the American Civil War.

Journal Articles:

““In the Midst of Fire and Blood”: Union Soldiers, Unionist Women, Military Policy, and Intimate Space during the American Civil War,” July 2018, Civil War History.

Selected Publications:

“Graceless Yankee Tramps and Secesh She-Devils: Union Soldiers and Confederate Women in Middle Tennessee,” Tennessee Women: Their Lives, Their Times, vol. II, eds. Beverly Greene Bond and Sarah Wilkerson Freeman. Athens: University of Georgia, 2015, 92-120.

“Young Women,” The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, ed. Lisa Tendrich Frank. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2015.

Selected Presentations:

“Portrayals of Mary Lincoln’s White House Role during the American Civil War in Historical Biography,” Southern First Ladies Conference, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, March 2018.

“A Marbled Crowd: Union Soldiers and Black Women’s Social Interactions during the American Civil War,” Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, April 2016. 

Selected Book Reviews:

Review of Lisa Tendrich Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s March. American Nineteenth Century History, Vol. 18, Issue 3.