Intersectionality in Focus Session 3: Queer Studies




Queer Studies
2-3:30 pm (ET) | 1-2:30 pm (CT) | 12-1:30 pm (MT) | 11am-12:30 pm (PT)


Dan Healey is Professor of Modern Russian History at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Professor Healey received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is the author of several books on modern Russian History. He is currently researching for a book on the history of medicine in Stalin's Gulag camps. His research has been concentrated on the history of sexualities and gender in modernizing Russia. He has written several books that explore homosexuality, masculinity, sexual disorders, and sexual violence in twentieth-century Russia. His book, Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent (University of Chicago Press, 2001), is the first full-length study of same-sex love in any period of Russian or Soviet History and was awarded Honorable Mention for the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone History Book Prize.


Anita Kurimay is Associate Professor of History at Bryn Mawr College. She received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and specializes in modern European history emphasizing East-Central Europe. Dr. Kurimay's primary research interests include the history of sexuality, women's and gender history, conservativism, the history of human rights, and the history of sport. Her book, Queer Budapest, 1873-1961 (University of Chicago Press, 2020), examines the precarious coexistence between various illiberal Hungarian regimes and the queer community.

Renee Perelmutter is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Jewish Studies at the University of Kansas. They received a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and serves as the University of Kansas Director of Jewish Studies. Dr. Perelmutter's central teaching and research interests are Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, and Jewish culture. In addition, Dr. Perelmutter researches the construction of gendered practices and identities through multi-participant narratives. Their publications examine the social functions of non-cooperative and norm-disrupting behavior among Russian women in a virtual setting. Dr. Perelmutter is also a gifted linguist with a working knowledge of over 15 languages.