Charissa Threat

Chapman University
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty

Charissa Threat is an Associate Professor of History at Chapman University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the intersections of civil-military relations, race, gender, and conflict in Twentieth-century America. Her first book, Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015 and was the recipient of the 2017 Lavinia L. Dock Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing, which recognized outstanding research and writing in nursing history. She is currently at work on her second book, “Black Intimacies in War,” an examination of home-front activities, wartime participation, and intimate relations among African Americans during the Second World War.