Sandra Eder

Assistant Professor


2011, PhD, History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University

2002, MA, American Studies, Columbia University

2000, MagPhil, History, University of Vienna, Austria 

Research Interests

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Medicine and Science

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)

FForte Fellowship – Gender IT (Women in Science & Technology), BMWF, Austria (2005)

Fulbright Scholarship, Austrian Fulbright Commission (2000)

Post-graduate Scholarship, Austrian Ministry of Science (2000)

Scholarship of the Johannes Kepler Excellence Fund (2000)

Representative Publications

Forthcoming: Bulletin of the History of Medicine: "Gender and Cortisone. Clinical Practice and Transatlantic Exchange in the Medical Management of Intersex Conditions in the 1950s."

“From ‘following the push of nature’ to ‘restoring one’s proper sex’ — Cortisone and Sex at Johns Hopkins’s Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic,” Endeavour, June, 36 (2) (2012): 69-76.

“The Volatility of Sex. Intersexuality, Gender and Clinical Practice in the 1950s,” Gender & History, 22 (3) (2010): 692–707.

Professor Sandra Eder


2213 Dwinelle Hall

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