Mallory Szymanski


  • PhD, history, University of Florida, 2017
  • MA, women's studies, University of Florida, 2008
  • BA, English and history, University of Florida, 2006

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Gender History
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Sexuality
  • Black History
  • Cultural History
  • Modern United States History


Dr. Szymanski is a cultural and gender historian of the 19th- and 20th- century United States. She is working on two projects: a history of the 1975 police killing of Denise Hawkins in Rochester, NY and a Black history of roller skating. Her previous work focused on neurasthenia and men's mental and sexual health in the Gilded Age.

Dr. Szymanski is co-editor at Clio and the Contemporary.

Courses Taught

  • Modern US History
  • History of Mental Health
  • Sex, Power, and Politics
  • Women's History
  • The Civil War Era: 1830-1877
  • U.S. History Through Film
  • Popular Culture in US History
  • African American History in the U.S. since 1863
  • Historian's Craft
  • Africa to 1800
  • Writing History

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