Ph.D. (ELTE, Budapest and York, Toronto)
Professor Szapor is on leave for the 2019-2020 academic year
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 post-WWII period. I have written on Hungarian and Central European intellectual, student, and women’s movements, the intellectual migration from Hitler’s Europe, and, more recently, gender and nationalism. My 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, 2005) was published in a revised Hungarian edition in 2017. My second monograph, Hungarian Women’s Activism in the Wake of the First World War: From Rights to Revanche, was published by Blomsbury Academic in January 2018. My current research deals with academic anti-Semitism and the Jewish family during the 1920s and 1930s in Hungary and Central Europe.
European women's and gender, Hungarian and East-Central European social and intellectual history, 1860s-1920s