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Moyra Williams Schauffler
Moyra Schauffler

Moyra Williams Schauffler

Ph.D. Candidate
108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802


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


I am a PhD candidate whose research examines the politics of veterans’ welfare, institutions, and histories of material culture, the built environment, and historic preservation in the long nineteenth century. My dissertation is a history of the United States Naval Asylum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that uses the institution’s officials, residents, laborers, spaces, and objects to explore how it contributed to the development of the American state and veterans’ care from the Early Republic to the Progressive era.