Matthew Signer

MA in History, Central European University, 2015
BA in History, McGill University, 2014
DEC in Liberal Arts, Dawson College, 2011

Signer is a PhD candidate specialising in the history of Eastern, Central, and Southeastern Europe during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Broadly, they are interested in histories of revolution, subculture, gender, and sexuality. They have studied the Romanian Revolution of 1989 as a regional phenomenon, medical writings on homosexuality in state socialist Europe and Cuba, and underground music scenes of the 1990s in Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. Outside of their research, Signer is also one of the Hist-Grad Archive's two co-archivists (alongside Vannessa Velez).