About Elizabeth Cobbs

Award-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs brings fresh, unexpected perspectives to our understanding of the past and present. Building upon worldwide research and extraordinary life experiences, Elizabeth writes best selling  fiction and non-fiction that is both scholarly and witty. Her path-breaking books and articles reveal a world that is as intriguing and surprising as it is real.

Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. in American history at Stanford University. She now holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University and a Research Fellowship at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction. Elizabeth has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

Her next book, forthcoming June 6 from Harvard University Press, is The Hello Girls, a novel based on the defining account of the first women to serve in the U.S. Army for the Signal Corps during WWI.. She is co-producer and screenwriter of American Umpire, a documentary airing nationwide on American Public Television beginning September 15.

 

Awards

San Diego Book Award (2009)

Director's Mention, Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction (2009)

Allan Nevins Prize, Society of American Historians (1988)

Stuart Bernath Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (1988)