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Dr. C.S.M. (Katy) Hull PhD

Assistant Professor Modern Gender History
Faculty of Humanities

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: E1.14
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Dr. Katy Hull is an Assistant Professor of Modern Gender History in the American Studies department. She is interested in twentieth century US history, civil rights, social movements, women’s and gender history, masculinity, and the history of emotions. In the summer of 2023, she was a fellow at the Global Sentimentality Project at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Her first book was The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism (Princeton University Press, 2021). Her current research project investigates the construction of emotions in New Left activist autobiographies. In addition to her PhD in US History (Georgetown University, 2018), she holds an MA in human rights, and an MA in international relations and international economics (Johns Hopkins, SAIS). From 2005 until 2010 she worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC.


  • Publications




    • Hull, K. (2021). The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism. (America in the World). Princeton University Press. [details]




    • Hull, K. (2023). “Fascism in America? Don’t Act Surprised!”. H-Diplo Robert Jervis International Security Studies Forum 44 on the Scholarship and Legacy of Leo Ribuffo.




    • Dudwick, N., Hull, K., Katayama, R., Shilpi , F., & Simmler, K. (2011). From Farm to Firm: Rural-Urban Transition in Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank.


    • Hull, K., & Echavez, C. (2009). From Milkless Cows to Coconut Trees: Recovery from All Out War in Mindanao. In D. Narayan, & P. Petesch (Eds.), Moving out of Poverty: Rising from the Ashes of Conflict (pp. 248-89). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Narayan, D., Sen, B., & Hull, K. (2009). Moving out of Poverty in India. In D. Narayan (Ed.), Moving Out of Poverty: The Promise of Empowerment and Democracy in India (pp. 2-63). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


    • Barbone, L., Cord, L., Hull, K., & Sandefur, J. (2007). Democracy and Poverty Reduction: Explorations on the Sen Conjecture. In N. Dinello, & V. Popov (Eds.), Political Institutions and Development: Failed Expectations and Renewed Hopes (pp. 43-71). Edward Elgar Publishing.


    • Hull, K. (2023). "There Were Not Enough of Us. But We Surely Tried." Audre Lorde’s Memories of the Village. Paper presented at Society for United States Intellectual History Annual Conference, Denver, United States.
    • Hull, K. (2023). Finding TR in Fascist Italy. Paper presented at Theodore Roosevelt: Global American, Middelburg, Netherlands.
    • Hull, K. (2023). The Symphony of Order: Fascist Corporatism in the United States. Paper presented at Antiliberal Internationalism (20th C.), Amsterdam, Netherlands.


    • Hull, K. (2022). The "Transvaluation of Values" in New Left Autobiographies. Paper presented at Society for United States Intellectual History Annual Conference, Boston, United States.


    • Hull, K. (2021). Richard Washburn Child, the Authoritarian Personality, and Fascism's Allure. Paper presented at Society for United States Intellectual History Annual Conference, Tennessee, United States.

    Prize / grant

    • Hull, K. (2023). Global Sentimentality Fellowship, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
    • Hull, K. (2020). Global Equity Grant, Princeton University Press.
    • Hull, K. (2020). Hayek Fund for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University.
    • Hull, K. (2017). Research Grant, L'Institute Historique Belge de Rome.
    • Hull, K. (2016). Research Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY.

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Hull, K. (speaker) (3-7-2023). "Raging Energy for the Fight": Anger and Activism in Angela Davis’s Autobiography, Global Sentimentality Project, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen–Nuremberg.
    • Hull, K. (speaker) (25-5-2023). Finding TR in Fascist Italy, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies.
    • Hull, K. (speaker) (14-4-2023). Fascism in America, Totalitarianism in Europe, Radboud University.
    • Hull, K. (speaker) (20-9-2022). Fake News, Lügenpresse, and Disinformation Campaigns in the US, Germany and Russia., Spui 25.
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