Mallory Szymanski

Education

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

  • Gender History
  • History of Medicine
  • History of sexuality
  • Black history
  • Cultural History
  • 19th Century US history
  • 20th Century US history
  • Sports history

Biography

Dr. Szymanski is a United States cultural and medical historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  She is currently completing a book manuscript on men's mental health in the Gilded Age.  In the classroom, Dr. Szymanski prioritizes academic rigor and an inclusive environment so that all students may engage historical interpretation in ways that are personally valuable and professionally fruitful.

Courses Taught

  • U.S. History 2
  • Asylums and Therapy
  • History of Sexuality
  • Women's History
  • The Civil War Era: 1830-1877
  • U.S. History Through Film
  • First Year Experience
  • Black History in the U.S.
  • Historian's Craft
  • Popular Culture in the U.S.
  • Sex, Power, and Politics

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Presentations

  • “Talking about Sex in the Clinic: Treating Neurasthenia in the Late-19th Century United States. Sex, Science, and Censorship Conference. Feb 2020. Granada, Spain
  • “Nervous Men and their Confidants in the Gilded Age.” Bergren Forum 2019. Alfred University
  • “Nervous Men and the Doctor-Patient Relationship in S. Weir Mitchell’s Fiction.” American Association of the History of Medicine. April 2019. Columbus, OH

Research & Publications

  • ‘He Lost His Grip:’ Medicalizing Men’s Sexual and Emotional Lives in Gilded-Age America (in progress)
  • "Teaching Writing Efficiently: Strategies for the early-career historian" Clio and the Contemporary March 2020
  • “From an R1 to a SLAC: Notes from the First Year on the Tenure Track" Clio and the Contemporary December 2019

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Association of the History of Medicine,

Professional Experience

Dr. Szymanski is assistant producer at Sexing History

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