Kaci Nash is a historian and researcher with a focus on nineteenth-century America, the American Civil War, and family and social history. More specifically, her research interests include personal journeys, especially individualizing the experience of war, tracing family histories, and the process of Midwestern settlement during the nineteenth century. She holds a Master's Degree from the History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Certificate in Digital Humanities.
At present, she is employed as a Research Associate in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at UNL, serving as Project Manager and Researcher on the digital project, O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family. She also works as an independent historian, conducting research, authoring essays and reports, and providing other administrative support for government agencies, scholars, and genealogists.
Her current research revolves around updating and expanding her digital edition of the Civil War journal of Alcander Morse, a sergeant in the 37th Illinois. She is also investigating the physical and mental trauma inflicted upon soldiers during the Civil War and the impact of these experiences on their post-war writings and remembrance.