Anita Kurimay

Associate Professor of History and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Phone 610-526-5040
Location Old Library 205



Ph.D., Rutgers University.
M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science.
B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

Areas of Focus

Modern European history; women's and gender history; history of sexuality; conservativism and the politics of the far right; history of human rights; history of sport


Anita Kurimay specializes in modern European history with an emphasis on East-Central Europe.  

Her main research interests include the history of sexuality, women’s and gender history, conservativism and the politics of the far right, the history of human rights, and the history of sport.  

She is working on turning her dissertation, “Sex in the 'Pearl of the Danube': The History of Queer Life, Love, and its Regulation in Budapest, 1873-1941” into a book.