Megan Stanton

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow (DPAA)

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Dr. Megan Stanton is the UW-Madison Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Research Partner Fellow, working as a full-time historian through the “Hub and Spoke” research program. In cooperation with the UW MIA RIP, her work supports the mission of the DPAA. She received her PhD in US history from UW-Madison in 2018. She has taught courses in US and North American history at UW-Madison, for which she has received two student-nominated teaching awards, a predoctoral teaching fellowship, and an Exceptional Service Award from the UW-Madison History Department.

Her research interests include the histories of US families, genealogy, religion, and the North American West. She is at work on a book manuscript on the role of dynasticism in the leadership traditions of two Mormon sects. The Mormon History Association awarded her a Best Dissertation Award in 2019. As a historical research fellow, Dr. Stanton responds to research requests placed through the DPAA.