Stefan Lund

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:30 (virtual) and by appointment

Field & Specialties

History of the Civil War Era
Nineteenth Century Political and Cultural History
American Legal History


B.A. Oberlin College, 2016

M.A. University of Virginia, 2019


"Inexcusable by us as Soldiers: Wartime Dissent and the 1863 Keokuk Soldier Mob," Annals of Iowa 80 (Summer 2021)

Sources for Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2020), co-edited with Elizabeth R. Varon


Book Reviews:

H-War, 'From Quills to Tweets: How America Communicates about War and Revolution'

Current Research

Dissertation research concerns the motives and practice of press censorship in the Civil War North.

Master's Thesis: "Cowardly and Incendiary Partisans": Soldier Mobs, Loyalty, and the Democratic Press in the Civil War

Awards & Honors

2020-2021 Teaching Relief Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia

2019-2020 J. Carl Sewell III Graduate Research Fellow in Civil War History, University of Virginia

2019 Filson Fellow, Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky

2018 Student Award for Detail and Quality, Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

2016 George and Carrie Life Award for Excellence in History of the Americas, Oberlin College

Courses Taught

EXCO 106 History of the American Civil War (Oberlin College Experimental College Program, Fall 2014)

HIUS 3071 The Coming of the Civil War (TA, Fall 2018)

HIUS 3162 Digitizing America (TA, Spring 2019)

HIEU 3352 Modern Germany (TA, Fall 2019)

HIUE 3161 Viewing America (TA, Spring 2020)

HIST 3281 Genocide (TA, Fall 2020)

Media Appearances

"Soldier Mob in Keokuk: Violence Against the Press During the American Civil War," Iowa 101 Webinar Series, State Historical Museum of Iowa