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Kevin P Murphy

Department of History 1047 HellerH 271 19th Ave S


  • comparative history of women and gender
  • cultural and intellectual history
  • history of sexuality
  • United States history
  • urban history
  • public history

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: United States History, New York University, 2001.
  • M.A.: United States History, 1997.
  • B.S.: International Affairs, Georgetown University, 1985.


  • Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the Politics of Progressive Era Reform. Murphy, Kevin, Columbia University Press, Author, 2008.
  • Queer Futures. Murphy, Kevin, Kevin Murphy, Jason Ruiz, David Serlin, Co-Editor, 2008.
  • Murphy, Kevin P.. ""Citizens Made and Remade: Sexual Scandal, Manhood, and Self-Government Reform in the Progressive-era United States"." Representing Masculinity: Male Citizenship in Modern Western Culture (2007)
  • Murphy, Kevin P.. Socrates in the Slums: Homoerotics, Gender, and Settlement House Reform. , 1998.

Research Activities

  • Transatlantic Sex: Sexual Knowledge and Progressive Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Collective Co-Chair: Radical History Review , 2006 - present
  • Advisory Board: Schochet Center for GLBT Studies , 2002 - - present


  • Social Science Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Research for "Transatlantic Sex", 2005 - 2006
  • Andrew P. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University, 2001 - 2002
  • Allan Nevins Prize, Best Written Dissertation in U.S. History, awarded by Society of American Historians, 2002
  • New York University, Dean's Dissertation Prize: Best Dissertation in the Humanities, 2001

Courses Taught

  • HSem 3060H - Politics of Manhood in U.S. History
  • Hist 3001/AmSt 3003 - Public History
  • Hist 5910 Gender, Sexuality, and Political Economy
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