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Stuart Simms

Office Hours

Spring 2021: Th 11:00-12:00, F 1:00-3:00, or by appointment


M.A., University of Kentucky, 2020

B.A., Mississippi State University, 2017


Stuart Simms is a fourth year student in the graduate program at the University of Kentucky. Originally from Athens, Alabama (about 30 miles outside of Huntsville), Stuart has always been immensely interested in the infrastructure and industries of the Cold War, primarily the National Aeronatuics and Space Administration (NASA) and the American nuclear complex. His research attempts to place these industries at the intersection of frameworks from the history of science and technology as well as local and environmental histories to create new approaches to the American public's relationships with the lingering influences of these industries and the larger implications these relationships have on a national and international narrative of the Cold War.

Conference Presentations

NASA in the South Research Symposium, Huntsville, AL                                                                Spring 2019

 (sponsored by the University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)

"Fire in the Bucket": Mississippi Test Facility, Its Post-Apollo Transformation, and Its Impact on Local Residents

Selected Publications:

Master's thesis, "In the Shadows of Apollo: The Space Age Legacies of Dispossession in Hancock County, Mississippi,"

Review of Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele, by Donn Eisele, ed. and foreword Francis French, afterword Susan Eisele Black. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. On H-War. (forthcoming).