About Mid-America College

Kate Murphy Schaefer

Kate Murphy Schaefer

Faculty Member

Kate Murphy Schaefer holds an MA in History (Military History concentration) from Southern New Hampshire University and a BA in History from Randolph-Macon College. Her research interests include women in wars and revolutions, female espionage in irregular warfare, and the social and cultural impacts of WWI and WWII.

Her article on female espionage in the Irish War of Independence was featured in the August 2018 edition of History Today. She has published two articles on British women on the WWII home front and behind the front lines in Historic UK History Magazine, and wrote a three-article series on American first ladies for History Is Now. Her work on American women during and after WWI was included in the Museum of Valor’s exhibit commemorating the Armistice centennial, “1918: The Final Push to End the War.”