Department ofHistory

Cameron Sauers

Cameron Sauers

PhD student in History and African American studies

207 Weaver Building

University Park, PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae:


PhD in History and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University
M.A. University of Kentucky
B.A. Gettysburg College, summa cum laude


I am a dual title PhD student in History and African American studies. My research explores the usage of Federal power in the Civil War era, particularly military occupation of the South. My Master’s Thesis examined the relationship between the Freedmen’s Bureau and freedpeople on the South Carolina Sea Islands during Presidential Reconstruction. My other current research project focuses on Civil War memory in the literary works of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Research Interests

19th Century America, Civil War Era, Slavery & Emancipation.

Awards and Fellowships

Barbara Stevens Heusel & Dennis Moore Travel Grant, Southeastern American Studies Association, Fall 2023.

Raymond H. Robinson Fellowship in American History, Pennsylvania State University. 2023-2024.

History Department Nominee, Arts & Sciences Outstanding TA Award, Spring 2023.

Robert Lipman Fellowship, Department of History, University of Kentucky, Fall 2021-Spring 2023.

Kuehl-Donaldson Fellowship, F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, Summer 2021.