- 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.
- 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
Research, Publications, & Presentations
Research & Publications
- ‘For Men Only:’ Sexual Health Education, Neurasthenia and the Modern YMCA in the Gilded Age
- "Will Rituals of Spring Cleaning Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic?"
- "How to Prepare for a Job Interview at a SLAC"
- "Teaching Writing Efficiently: Strategies for the early-career historian"
- “From an R1 to a SLAC: Notes from the First Year on the Tenure Track"