Amanda C. Demmer

Amanda C. Demmer

Assistant Professor


404 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061




Department Membership



  • War and Society
  • U.S. Foreign Relations 
  • Migration Studies
  • Human Rights 

Professional Activities

  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations   
  • Society for Military History 
  • American Historical Association 
  • Organization of American Historians


  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., State University of New York at Fredonia

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    • 2017 Myrna F. Bernath Fellowship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 
    • 2017 Fellow, Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, Summer Seminar in Statecraft and History 
    • Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library 

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Book Chapters

    • “Forging Consensus on Vietnamese Reeducation Camp Detainees: The Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association and U.S.-Vietnam Normalization,” in Andy Johns and Mitch Lerner (eds.) The Cold War at Home and Abroad: Domestic Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy since 1945(University of Kentucky Press, 2018)
    •  “Trick or Constitutional Treaty?: The Jay Treaty and the Quarrel Over the Diplomatic Separation of Powers” Journal of the Early Republic, 35.4 (Winter 2015): 579-598

    Additional Information

    Current Research: A book manuscript titled Moving On: Migrants and the Last Chapter of the Vietnam War.