Discussing the Field of Veterans Studies on Veterans Radio

Recently, I was honored to be a guest on Veterans Radio, a broadcast media platform that has been educating the public on veterans issues for nearly two decades.

Dr. Eric Fretz, a Faculty Lecturer at the University of Michigan, discusses the Journal of Veterans Studies with founders and JVS editorial team members:

  • Mariana Grohowski, PhD – Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Veterans Studies
  • Travis L. Martin, PhD – Author, Professor EKU, and Director, Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies
  • Bruce Pencek, PhD – Professor, Virginia Tech, and Co-Founder VT Veterans in Society (ViS) initiative
  • Eric Hodges, PhD – Professor, Longwood University, TedX “The Moral Injury of War”

We discussed Veterans Studies as an emerging discipline, its theoretical underpinnings, application in higher education settings, and its value for veterans and those who want to understand them.

Special thanks to special guest host Eric Fretz for a great interview and producer Dale Throneberry for the amazing work he does on a regular basis advocating for service members.

Listen to the amazing panel here: https://veteransradio.net/veterans-studies/

Travis L. Martin, PhD, is founding director of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He has established several nationally recognized programs to support returning veterans in higher education and the non-profit sector. A scholar of American literature, psychoanalytic trauma theory, and social theory, Dr. Martin presents frequently at conferences and universities. He has published dozens of research articles and creative short works on veterans’ issues. A former sergeant in the U.S. Army, he served during two deployments in the Iraq War (2003-04 & 2005). His book War and Homecoming: Veteran Identity and the Post-9/11 Generation was published with the University Press of Kentucky in 2022. He resides in Richmond, KY.