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Assistant Professor of History

Secondary Social Studies Education Program Director


PhD, University of Nebraska

MA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

BA, North Carolina State University

Teaching Specialties

Secondary social studies education

Militarization, war and society

Twentieth century U.S. and world

Comparative women and gender history

U.S. foreign relations

Legal history


Kellie Wilson-Buford is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Secondary Social Studies Education program at Arkansas State University. She is also serving as the interim coordinator of Women and Gender Studies at Arkansas State University.  Before she became a history professor, she taught high school history and English as a second language.  Her background as a military brat and a military spouse took her all over the world and planted the seeds for her research interests.  Her publications have been featured in the Journal of Homosexuality and Military History of the West among other journals and edited volumes.  Her first book, Policing Sex and Marriage in the American Military: The Court-Martial and the Construction of Gender and Sexual Deviance, 1950-2000 was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2018 as part of the Studies in War, Society, and the Military series.  Her current book project, tentatively titled Shattering the Silence: Sexual Violence and American Military Justice from the Korean War to the Present, traces the American military’s efforts to manage service members’ crimes of sexual violence in an effort to historicize and shed light on the contemporary military sexual violence crisis.  In addition to teaching history education courses and supervising teaching interns, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the twentieth century world, comparative women, gender, and sexuality, war, militarization and empire, US foreign relations, legal history, the history of food, and the history of marriage and state surveillance.

Kellie Wilson-Buford

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3388


Building: HSS
Room: 4036

Office Hours

Spring 2018: T/R 10:00a-11:30a and by appointment