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Benno Gammerl

Professor of History of Gender and SexualityBGammerl 



Prof. Gammerl will take up his position at the EUI in January 2021 

Fields of research

  • Queer History in Modern Germany
  • History of Emotions
  • Oral History
  • Citizenship and Migration in the British Empire and Austria-Hungary

Current Research Projects

  • Sex on the Move. How have Migrations Shaped Sexual Attitudes and Practices in Twentieth Century Europe and beyond?
  • Feeling differently. Homosexuality and Emotional Life between Rural and Urban Spaces in West Germany.


  • German
  • English

Current seminars at the EUI

Selected Recent Publications

  • with Ulrike Schaper, Magdalena Beljan, Pascal Eitler and Christopher Ewing: Sexotic. The Interplay Between Sexualization and Exoticization, in: Sexualities, 23 (2020), 114-126.
  • with Philipp Nielsen and Margrit Pernau (eds.): Encounters with Emotions. Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity, New York: Berghahn Books, 2019.
  • Affecting Legal Change. How Laws Impacted Same-Sex Feelings and Relationships in West Germany since the 1950s, in Sean Brady and Mark Seymour, eds.: From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage. Historical Perspectives on a Global Revolution, London: Bloomsbury, 2019, 109-121.
  • Subjects, Citizens and Others. Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and the Habsburg Empire, 1867-1918, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018.
  • with Jan S. Hutta and Monique Scheer: Feeling Differently. Approaches and their Politics, in: Emotion, Space and Society, 25 (2017), 87-94.

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