Emily Swafford

Director of Academic and Professional Affairs

Emily Swafford joined the AHA in September 2014. As director of academic and professional affairs, she oversees the AHA’s many grant-funded undertakings. Her main project is to support the Career Diversity for Historians initiative. As part of staffing the Teaching and Professional Divisions and the Graduate and Early Career Committee, she also works on issues of graduate, undergraduate, and K-12 education as well as professional concerns of historians. She earned a BA in history and American studies at the University of Virginia and her PhD in 20th-century US history at the University of Chicago. She is a historian of the US military, US foreign relations, and women’s and gender history.