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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; co-advisor: Anke te Heesen

Research interests: social and human sciences; gender; media, publishing, and communication; intellectual, social, and cultural histories



"The Anti-Feminist Reconstruction of the Midlife Crisis: Popular psychology, journalism and social science in 1970s America," Gender & History 30 (2018), vol. 1. Open access.

"The Feminist Origins of the Midlife Crisis," Historical Journal 61 (2018), vol. 2 (forthcoming). Advanced online access, November 2017. Open access as part of the Cambridge University Press International Women's Day and Women's History Month Collection 2018.

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.