Samuel Clowes Huneke
Samuel Clowes Huneke is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University in Virginia. As historian of modern Germany, he is broadly interested in how everyday life intersects with and shapes the relationships between citizens and states. His research foci include the history of gender and sexuality, legal history, and the history of democracy. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in German and Mathematics from Amherst College, an M.Sc. with Distinction in Applicable Mathematics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in German History from Stanford University. His first book, States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany (University of Toronto Press, 2022), offers a comparative history of male homosexuality in East and West Germany between 1945 and 1990. His recent scholarly publications include work on lesbianism in Nazi Germany, and he writes regularly for non-academic venues including Boston Review, The Point, and Los Angeles Review of Books.