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Susanne Schmidt

PhD student

Thesis topic: The midlife crisis, gender, and social science in the United States, 1970–2000

Supervisor & advisor: Nick Hopwood, Peter Mandler

Research interests: 20th-century United States; intellectual, social, and cultural histories; social and human sciences; gender; publishing and communication


"The Feminist Origins of the Midlife Crisis," Historical Journal 61 (2018), vol. 1. Advanced online access, November 2017.

Forthcoming "The Anti-Feminist Reconstruction of the Midlife Crisis: Popular psychology, journalism and social science in 1970s America," Gender & History 30 (2018), vol. 2. 

Essay review of Rethinking Therapeutic Culture, edited by Timothy Aubry und Trysh Travis, and Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture, edited by David Kaiser and W. Patrick McKay, Isis 108 (2017), vol. 4.

Review of Breaking Up Time: Negotiating the Borders between Present, Past and Future, edited by Chris Lorenz, and Berber Bevernage, Traverse 2016, vol. 3. 

Review of American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street, by Paula Rabinowitz, H-Soz-u-Kult, December 2016. 

Review of The Prime of Life: A History of Modern Adulthood, by Steven Mintz, H-Soz-u-Kult, January 2016.