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Samuel Clowes Huneke

Samuel Clowes Huneke

Modern Europe
A.B. Amherst College, summa cum laude in German and Mathematics
M.Sc. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Distinction in Applicable Mathematics
Dissertation Title: 
Homosexuality and the State in Cold War Germany


Samuel Clowes Huneke is an historian of Modern Europe, with a focus on the social and political history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. His research interests include the history of gender and sexuality, legal history, and the history of science and mathematics. 

He is currently working on his dissertation "Homosexuality and the State in Cold War Germany." 


Scholarly Publications

"The Duplicity of Tolerance: Lesbian Experiences in Nazi BerlinThe Journal of Contemporary History. First published 3 April 2017. 

“A winning strategy for 3×n Cylindrical Hex” (with R. Hayward and B. Toft) Discrete Mathematics. 331 (September 2014): 93-97.

"An Inductive Proof of Hex Uniqueness" The American Mathematical Monthly. 121.1 (January 2014): 78-80.

"The Reception of Homosexuality in Klaus Mann's Weimar-era Works" Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur. 105.1 (Spring 2013): 86-100.


Other Publications

"Does Germany Hold the Key to Defeating Populism?The Atlantic. 29 March 2017

"Die Unsichtbare Tradition: Wo war die schwule Literatur Nachkriegsdeutschlands?" With Adrian Daub. Merkur: Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken. September 2016. pp. 88-93. 

"Why Gay German Men Are Seeking Reparations for a Homophobic Nazi Law." VICE. 19 August 2016. 

The gay-suicide stereotype kills gay people, and must end.” Aeon. 16 February 2016. 

Stanford professor uncovers roots of George Orwell’s political language.” Stanford Report. 16 February 2016. 

"Stanford Historian uncovers the dark roots of humanitarianism." The Stanford Report. 23 April 2015. 


Book Reviews

What’s Left of the Gay Left?” Review of Martin Duberman, Has the Gay Movement Failed? (Berkeley: UC Press, 2018). The Point, 7 December 2018.

Politics of Hate.” Review of Dan Healey, Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). The Los Angeles Review of Books, 26 October 2018.

Jennifer Evans, ed., Queering German History, special issue of German History: The Journal of the German History Society 34 (2016), Nr. 3. Invertito: Jahrbuch für die Geschichte der Homosexualitäten, Vol. 19 (2017), 185-187.