Vaughn Scribner, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
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I am passionate about reaching a broad audience. Besides publishing a monthly column on the cultural history of
men's fashion for the Lawrence Journal World (KS), "Style for
the Ages," I also wrote an article on how Lawrence, KS students represented the
cultural memory of Quantrill's Raid through a fashion show. New
York Times' bestselling author Sarah Vowell linked this article on her
In 2015, I published two pieces for the Junto Blog detailing
my struggles to comprehend early modern philosophers' search for mermaids. The Smithsonian
Magazine used my findings to create their own article.
In Fall 2017, Sky News (UK) interviewed me about my research on mythical creatures, and in May 2018 my article on early modern thinkers' investigations of merpeople was the cover story for History Today magazine.