Nancy Traylor-Heard

Traylor-Heard

Nancy Traylor-Heard

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at MSU. I am in the EPIC and HOST nodes. My dissertation will examine American maternal and child health care from 1917 to 1969 during times of international and internal crisis.


njt50@msstate.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., History, Mississippi State University, Expected 2017        
  • M.A., History, Mississippi State University,  August 2013
  • Thesis: "The Bolton Act and Its Legacy on Nursing in the Deep South"
  • B. Sc., Secondary Education (Social Science), Cum Laude, Auburn University, August 2011

Academic Career

  • Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University, August 2011- Present

Publications

Publications:

Review of They Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from World War II Orange, Texas, Louis Fairchild. H-War, June 2016. https://networks.h-net.org/node/12840/reviews/128470/traylor-heard-fairchild-they-called-it-war-effort-oral-histories-world (accessed August 18, 2016).

Review of Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam, Joann Puffer Kotcher. H-Net, October 2015. https://networks.h-net.org/node/12840/reviews/92567/traylor-heard-kotcher-donut-dolly-american-red-cross-girls-war-vietnam/ (accessed December 7, 2015).

"Genevieve Smith." In An Encyclopedia of Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields, edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

"Women"s Army Training Center."  In An Encyclopedia of Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields, edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Presentations:

“Protecting the Future Generation: The 1930 White House Conference on Child Health and Protection,’ 10th Annual Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, April 15-16, 2016.

“‘The Health of the Child is the Power of the Nation:’ The Children’s Year, April 1918-1919,” Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science 18th Annual Meeting, William S. Boyd School of  Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas , Las Vegas, Nevada, March 17-19, 2016.

“The Fight against Malaria and Tuberculosis in Wartime Alabama and Mississippi, 1941-1945,” Empire, Power, Identity, and Conflict (EPIC) Regional Conference, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, September 25-26, 2015

"The New Deal for Public Health Nursing in Mississippi and Tennessee, 1933-1938," 80th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2014.

"Educating "Nightingales" in the Deep South, 1943-1948," 8th Annual Southern Regional Conference for the History for the History of Science Technology and Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 27-28, 2014.
 
"The "New Deal" for Public Health Nursing in Mississippi, 1933-1946," 8th Regional Conference in International Security/Internal Safety (IS/IS), University of New Orleans Department of History with the National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA, February 7-8, 2014.
 
 "Creating Opportunities for Young Women: The Recruitment of Nurses during World War II," 7th Annual Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, March 22-23, 2013.
 
"Genevieve Smith." In An Encyclopedia of Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields, edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.
 
"Women"s Army Training Center."  In An Encyclopedia of Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields, edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.
 
"Day Care: An Approach to Winning World War II?" 6th Annual Regional Conference on International Security/Internal Safety (IS/IS), Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA, March 23-24, 2012.
 
"Breaking the Colorline in Nursing: African American Nurses in the Army Nurse Corps from 1918 to 1948," The Graduate Association of African American History's 13th Annual Conference, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, November 9-11, 2011.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Reynolds-Finley Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • 2016 Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science Travel Grant

  • 2012 PAT Travel Grant

  • 2012 MSU Women's Club Scholarship
  • James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University, 2011-Present

Professional Associations

  • American Association for the History of Nursing
  • American Historical Association
  • Phi Alpha Theta-Gamma-Nu Chapter, President, 2016-2017, Vice President, 2015-16, Secretary, 2014-2015
  • The Society for Military History (SMH)
  • Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, Treasurer, March 2016-Present
  • Southern Historical Association

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