Sandra Eder

Assistant Professor


PhD, History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University

MA, American Studies, Columbia University

MagPhil, History, University of Vienna, Austria 

Research Interests

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Medicine and Science

Representative Publications

In Press: How the Clinic Made Gender: The Medical History of a Transformative Idea: University of Chicago Press, 2022.

Conis, Elena, Sandra Eder, and Aimee Medeiros, eds. Pink and Blue: Gender, Culture, and the Health of Children: Rutgers University Press, 2021.

Eder, Sandra. "Gender and Cortisone: Clinical Practice and Transatlantic Exchange in the Medical Management of Intersex in the 1950s." Bull. Hist. Med. 92, no. 4 (2018): 604-33.

———. "Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States: A History of a Medical Treatment by Sarah B. Rodriguez (Review)." Bull. Hist. Med. 89, no. 4 (2015): 816-17.

———. "From ‘Following the Push of Nature’ to ‘Restoring One’s Proper Sex’ – Cortisone and Sex at Johns Hopkins’s Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic." Endeavour 36, no. 2 (2012): 69-76.

———.  "The Volatility of Sex: Intersexuality, Gender and Clinical Practice in the 1950s." Gender & History 22, no. 3 (November 2010): 692-707.

———.  "Lesbian Pulps Revisited. Über die Beharrlichkeit des Geschlechts und das Scheitern von Konstruktionen.". In Liebe Und Widerstand: Ambivalenzen Historischer Geschlechterbeziehungen. L'homme: Schriften, 209-26. Wien: Böhlau, 2005.

Selected Awards, Grants & Fellowships

Townsend Fellowship (2018-2019)

Humanities Research Fellowship (2018-2019)

IIS Manuscript Mini-Conference Grant (2017)

Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship (2016)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), Fellowship (2013)

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship: Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies (2009)

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University (Fall 2009)

Professor Sandra Eder


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