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Kevin P Murphy

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Department of History 1047 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Specialties

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

Publications

  • "Queering Archives: Historical Unravellings": Murphy, Kevin, Daniel Marshall, Zeb Tortorici, Duke University Press, Radical History Review, 120 (Fall 2014) , 2014.
  • Sexuality and the Cities: Interdisciplinarity and Queer Public History: Murphy, Kevin, Jennifer Pierce, Alex Urquhart, Oxford University Press, Oxford Handbook on Public History, forthcoming, 2014.
  • Historicizing Gender and Sexuality. Murphy, Kevin, Jennifer Spear, Wiley-Blackwell, Co-Editor, 2011.
  • "Homosexuality": Murphy, Kevin, Princeton University Press, Princeton Encyclopedia of US History, 2011.
  • "Gay Was Good: Progress, Homonormativity, and Oral History": Murphy, Kevin, University of Minnesota Press, Queer Twin Cities, 2010.
  • Queer Twin Cities. Murphy, Kevin, University of Minnesota Press, Co-Editor, 2010.
  • 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

  • Queer Public History: A Genealogy
  • Celibate Perversions: Catholic Priests and the History of Sexuality in the United States

Professional Activities

  • Steering Committee, Humanities Action Lab: 2014 - present
  • Guantanamo Public Memory Project: 2012 - present
  • Program Committee, Organization of American Historians: 2014 - 2015
  • Editorial Collective Co-Chair: Radical History Review , 2006 - 2013
  • Radical History Review Editorial Collective: 1996 - present
  • Gender and History Editorial Collective: 2010 - present
  • Committee on LGBT History

Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, 2013
  • Lambda Literary Award Finalist (LGBT Studies Category) for Political Manhood, 2009
  • 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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