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Our network

The Veterans in Society Initiative is a node in a growing, interdisciplinary network of scholars, teachers, and advocates dedicated to improving understanding of how veterans are situated in larger societies - in any country and any era.  Join us.



The founders of ViS - Eric Hodges, Bruce Pencek, and Jim Dubinsky - worked with participants in our Veterans in Society conferences and our 2016 NEH summer institute to found the Veteran Studies Association in 2020

Comprising veteran and civilian scholars, VSA is an umbrella organization founded to sponsor the Veterans in Society conferences and the Journal of Veterans Studies.  Read VSA'a statement of the scope of the intellectual work of veterans studies here.


JVS is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to presenting scholarly articles in veterans studies - in all their forms, drawing upon any discipline, regarding any country or era. JVS (ISSN 2470-4768) is an open-access journal. Contributors retain their copyrights and are not charged article processing charges nor other fees. Costs and technical support are provided by Virginia Tech Publishing, a service of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.  The founding editor of JVS is Mariana Grohowski, who delivered a paper in the first Veterans in Society conference, was among the faculty presenting our NEH summer institute. She is a co-founder and was the inaugural president of the Veterans Studies Association.


"Journal of Veterans Studies" nameplate comprises an image of a red poppy and the title of the journal.
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