Dr. Sharon D. Raynor
Sharon D. Raynor is a Visiting Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University and an Adjunct Instructor in the Center for Documentary Studies and Continuing Education at Duke University. Since 1999, she has written and directed two oral history projects with combat veterans in rural North Carolina, “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans” and “Soldier-to-Soldier: Men and Women Share Their Legacy of War.” Her community scholarship and publications focus on the discourse of trauma, silence and identity in war studies and women’s studies. She is a native of Clinton, North Carolina, a graduate of East Carolina University (BA ’94, MA ‘96) and holds a PhD in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of PA (‘03). She has held fellowships at Duke University, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and the United States Air Force Academy.