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Ph.D., History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2004)
M.Phil, History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2003)
M.A., History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (1998)

Recent Courses

Capstone I
Capstone II
Global And Societal Development And Conflict
Social Studies And Critical Literacy In Childhood Education

Research Interests

Peace education; civil rights and education reform; ideology of U.S. foreign policy; historiography/movements of the 1960s.


Mirra, C. (2010). The Admirable Radical: Staughton Lynd and Cold War Dissent, 1945-1970 with a foreword by Howard Zinn. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.

Mirra, C. (2008). Soldiers and Citizens: An Oral History of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Battlefield to the Pentagon. New York, NY: Palgrave.

Mirra, C. (2008). U.S. Foreign Policy and the Prospects for Peace Education. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press.

Mirra, C. (2005). Enduring Freedom or Enduring War? Prospects and Costs of the New American Century. Washington, DC: Maisonneuve Press.

Book Chapters

Mirra, C. (2015). Foreword. Side by Side: Alice and Staughton Lynd, the Ohio Years. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.

Refereed Articles

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Mirra, C. (2013), Insurgents, accidental guerrillas and valley-ism: an oral history of oppositional US soldiers' attitudes toward the enemy in Afghanistan. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 26.

Mirra, C. (2011), The Mutation of the Vietnam Syndrome: Underreported Resistance during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, 36.

Mirra, C. (2010), Forty Years On: Looking Back at the 1969 Annual Meeting. Perspectives on History.

Mirra, C. (2010), Historian Staughton Lynd and Nonviolent Direct Action. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 22.

Mirra, C. (2008), Revisiting the Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism. WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 11.

Mirra. C. (2006), Conscientious Objection in Operation Desert Storm. Peace Review, 18.

Mirra, C. (2006), Radical Historians and The Liberal Establishment: Staughton Lynd's Life with History. Left History, 11, 69-101.

Mirra, C. (2005), Guilt and Sacrifice in U.S. Warfare. Peace Review, 17.

Mirra, C. (2003), George W. Bush’s Theological Diplomacy. American Diplomacy, 3.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Mirra, C. (2016). Communism as Twentieth Century Americanism: The Impact of the Popular Front on Howard Zinn's Formative Radicalism. In Historians of the 20th Century United States. Roosevelt Study Center, Middleburg, Netherlands.

Mirra, C. (2015). Moral Injury, ‘Animating Guilt,’ and Gramsci's Contradictory Consciousness among Oppositional Soldiers. In Joint Conference of the Labor and Working-Class History and the Working-Class History Association. Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Mirra, C. (2014). Towards a Counter-Model to American Exceptionalism : the Dissenting Tradition Among Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Soldiers. In French Association for American Studies, Annual Conference. University of Paris 3 - Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Mirra, C. (2014). Moderator: Teaching Zinn. In NYU Tamiment Library Symposium, Howard Zinn: A Life of Teaching, Writing and Activism. New York University, New York, NY.

Mirra, C. (2013). Chair and Commentator, Historian as Protagonist: Howard Zinn, Staughton Lynd and the Entanglements of a Usable Past. In Organization of American Historians annual conference. San Francisco, CA.

Mirra, C. (2013). A Popular War? Military Censorship and the Underreporting of Antiwar Resistance in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. In Historians Against The War National Conference. Towson University, Baltimore, MD.

Mirra, C. (2011). Insurgents, Accidental Guerillas, and Valleyism. In Afghanistan and the English Speaking World since 1979. University of Paris, St. Denis, Paris, France.

Mirra, C. (2011). An Oral History of Soldier Attitudes toward the Enemy in Afghanistan. In American Historical Association. Boston, MA.

Mirra, C. (2010). Keynote: Why Counting on Apathy Might not be Enough…But Casualties Could Precipitate a Backlash. In Historians against the War: Afghanistan and the War on Terror Conference. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

Mirra, C. (2010). Traversing Cold War Borders. In Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin.

Mirra, C. (2009). Plenary session paper, Underreported Resistance: GI Dissent in the 1991 U.S.-Iraq War. In Peace History Society Annual Conference. Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.

Mirra, C. (2008). Commentator. Veterans' Oral Histories. In Oral History Association Annual Meeting. Pittsburg, PA.

Mirra, C. (2008). Commentator, History from the Bottom Up: Origins and Prospects. In Organization of American Historians. New York, NY.

Mirra, C. (2008). The New Winter Soldiers Redux. In American Historical Association. Washington, D.C..

Mirra, C. (2007). The American Empire and Peace Education: A Pedagogical Intervention. In Teachers College International Institute on Peace Education Symposium. United Nations Church Center, NY.

Mirra, C. (2007). Practicing Radical Historiography in the 1960s. In American Historical Association. Atlanta, GA.

Mirra, C. (2006). U.S. Militarism and Peace Education. In International Association of University Presidents / United Nations Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace. United Nations Building.

Mirra, C. (2005). God’s New Israel in Crisis: American Civil Religion and the War on Terror. In ‘Being American after 9. 11’ Conference, University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA.

Mirra, C. (2004). The War on Terrorism: Historical Perspectives and Future Prospects. In Invited Presentation. Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Mirra, C. (2004). General Smedley Butler and Military Dissent in US history. In Socialist Scholar's Conference. New York, NY.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Mirra, C. (2006). Join Us? Testimonies of Iraq War Veterans and Their Families. Historians Against the War, Pamphlet #5, Somerville, MA.