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Moyra Schauffler
Moyra Schauffler

Moyra Schauffler

PhD Candidate
108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802

Education:

  • MA, Villanova University 2020
  • BA, Dickinson College 2015

Biography:

I am a PhD student working on nineteenth-century United States history. My research explores Civil War veterans’ welfare. I am interested in how veterans’ homes, pensions, and prostheses impacted individuals and families. Central to my work is the materiality of objects related to welfare, as well as the organization of spaces intended to assist and care for elderly and disabled veterans in the post-Civil War period.