Judith Szapor

Contact Information

Department of History 855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

514-398-4400 ext.094566
Email address: 
Judith.Szapor [at] mcgill.ca
Associate Professor
Ferrier, Rm 482

Ph.D. (ELTE, Budapest and York, Toronto)

Specialization by time period: 
1800 - 1900
1900 - Today
Specialization by geographical area: 
Curriculum vitae: 
Office hours: 

Wednesday 13:30 - 15:00


I am a historian of modern Europe with an interest in the social, cultural, and gender history of Austria-Hungary and East-Central Europe from the late 19th century to the 1930s. I have written on Hungarian and Central European intellectual and women’s movements, on the intellectual migration from Hitler’s Europe, and recently co-edited a volume of essays on Jewish intellectual women in Central Europe. A biography of the Hungarian feminist turned American historian (The Hungarian Pocahontas: The Life and Times of Laura Polanyi Stricker, 1882-1959, East European Monographs, distributed by Columbia University Press) was published in 2005. After many years of studying progressive movements, my current research project, supported by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant, explores the popular appeal of radical right-wing, nationalistic ideology in 1920s Hungary and the role of women activists in its development.

Graduate supervision: 

European women's and gender, Hungarian and East-Central European social and intellectual history, 1860s-1920s