Emily Swafford

Programs Manager

Emily Swafford joined the AHA in September 2014. As programs manager, she helps to direct 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 Division, she also works on issues of graduate, undergraduate, and K-12 education. 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. She is also an associate fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.