Kunzel and Zelizer Elected to Society of American Historians

March 16, 2017

The Society of American Historians has elected Regina Kunzel and Julian Zelizer as new members, recognizing the literary and scholarly distinction of their historical writings.

Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Professor in Women's Studies in History and the Program and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also serves as the Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is an historian of gender and sexuality in the 20th-century U.S . whose research focuses on the twined histories of difference and normalcy, the regulatory force of carceral institutions, and relationships between expert discourses and the self-representations of historical subjects. Kunzel’s most recent book is Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality.

Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history and is the author of several books including The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

Founded in 1939 to promote literary distinction in the writing or presentation of American history and biography, the Society of American Historians has a varied membership of nearly 400 scholars, journalists, independent historians, essayists, biographers, novelists, filmmakers, curators and poets.