OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Regina Kunzel

Portrait of Regina Kunzel

Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She teaches and writes about gender and sexuality in modern American history. Her most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Sex in Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (2008), was awarded the American Historical Association's John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association's Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890–1945 (1993). She is currently working on a book on the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry in the mid-twentieth-century United States.

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