The “Greatest Mother” in Uniform: How American Red Cross Nurses and Volunteers Shaped America’s Great War

Friday, January 5, 2018: 3:50 PM
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, SC Johnson Center
Marian Moser Jones, University of Maryland, College Park
Marian Moser Jones is a historian and Assistant Professor of Family Science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is the author of The American Red Cross, from Clara Barton to the New Deal (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Her current research examines the work and lives of American Red Cross and U.S. Army nurses who served in World War I. To support this research, she received the Karen Buhler-Wilkerson fellowship from the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and an ADVANCE grant from the University of Maryland. Jones is also co-directing a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded discussion program for veterans, entitled “100 Years of American Women in Uniform.” Her co-directors on the program are Margaret Vining and Bart Hacker, curators of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The project is part of the NEH’s Dialogues on the Experience of War program. Jones was a 2010-2011 De Witt Stetten postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, and received her A.B. from Harvard College.