Five-year BA/History MA program
College of Arts and Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Woody Holton
Bio: Riley Sutherland studies early United States history. She is particularly interested in the intersection of women’s history, military history, and memory during the American War for Independence. Her current research explores Continental Army women’s wartime experiences as laborers, how the women leveraged social networks to shape their post-war narratives, and how early nineteenth-century literature changed the women’s place in historical memory.
Before attending the University of South Carolina, Sutherland worked for the Clay
County Historical Society and Museum in her hometown of Liberty, Missouri, where she
also taught best practices in headstone maintenance at a local cemetery. She has also
interned for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.