Christine Cook

Christine Cook

Ph.D. Candidate


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Christine Cook



Christine Cook is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at Wayne State University. She is also a retired colonel, formerly in the US Army Reserves and Michigan Army National Guard. Her dissertation examines the Women's Army Corps during the Cold War. She has taught history courses at Wayne State University and strategic studies courses at the U.S. Army War College. Her professional experience includes personnel administration and leadership positions in the US Army Reserves and National Guard, deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and journalism work for various newspapers and news magazines. In addition to her PhD work, she holds a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender History and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

U.S. History from 1877-Present; World History; History of Gender, Sexuality, and Women


"The Feminine Military Mystique: The Women's Army Corps' Evolution from a Separate and Unequal Corps to Full Integration into the U.S. Army, 1948-1978."


  • M.A., Women's and Gender Studies, Eastern Michigan University, 2015
  • Masters of Strategic Studies, U.S. War College, 2008
  • B.A., English Literature, Princeton, 1986

Awards and grants

  • American History Association (AHA) Council Annual Meeting Travel Grant, 2019

  • Dr. Gerald Dreslinski Award, 2019


  • Kruman-Lion Endowed History Graduate Student Award, 2019

  • Heberlein Teaching Award for Graduate Students, 2020

  • Wayne State Graduate School Summer Dissertation Fellowship, 2020

  • Dr. Joseph Drouillard and Elizabeth Lesperance History Award, 2018

  • Alfred H. Kelly Memorial Research Award, 2018

  • Otis-Rieder Research Scholarship, 2017

Currently teaching

  • HIS 2605/GSW 2600 History of Gender, Sexuality, and Women in the Modern World
  • HIS 5251 History of Feminism

Courses taught

  • HIS 2605/GSW 2600 History of Gender, Sexuality, and Women in the Modern World
  • HIS 1300 History of Europe and the World, 1500-1945
  • HIS 1000 Ancient World History to 1500