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Georgetown University
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Historical Activism, LGBTQ, Queer Studies & Theory, Russian Studies, Theories of Nationalism, Securitization Theory, Gender Studies & Theory, Transnational Studies, Intersectionality, Terrorism & Security Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, Political Science, Historiography, Foreign Languages, Cultural Studies, Revolutions, Theories of Power
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About Me

Sarah Rosenthal graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2014 with dual BA degrees in Russian Area Studies and Global Studies. During that time, she spent over two years in Russia and Europe, specifically studying the historic relationship between national security policies and LGBTQ lives. She has also had opportunities to work and volunteer for a variety of non profit organizations focused on the advancement of human rights, as well as with various community cultural institutions. The pursuit of interdisciplinary education, specifically as a means of advocacy and empowerment within local communities, has always been a priority among her many interests. This is primarily why she chose to begin her graduate study with the Department of History at Georgetown University, now pursing an MA degree in Global, International, and Comparative History. Further, she plans to pursue additional global development and volunteer projects following her graduation before beginning a PhD program.

Recent Publications


“Expedient Bedfellows: Securitization Policy and Soviet Sexual Deviance”
Presented at the Activist History Review Conference: Power | George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA | June 2018

“Expedient Bedfellows: Securitization Policy and Soviet Sexual Deviance”
Presented at the 20th Annual history Across the Disciplines Conference: Revolutions: Challenging
Society and the State | Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada | March 2018

“Expedient Bedfellows: Securitization Policy & Soviet Sexual Deviance”
Winner at the 20th Annual Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Undergraduate Paper
Competition | Macalester College, St. Paul, USA | April 2014

“Understanding the Regulation of Sexuality in Modern Russian Through Discourses of State Security”
Presented at the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference | University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA | April 2014

“A Hunter’s Row: Homosexuality as Propaganda in Modern Russia”
Presented at the 2nd Annual LGBT Research Showcase, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,
USA | February 2014

“Homosexuality in Modern Russia: Revolution and Propaganda”
Presented at the International Student Studies Conference Series, Herzen State Pedagogical
University, St. Petersburg, Russia | April 2013. [Russian Language]

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Germany, North America, Russia, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Genocide, Government, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Human Rights, Law, Material Culture, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Urban History, Women, World War I, World War II