Nick Syrett

Nick Syrett
  • Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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200C Strong Hall


Nick Syrett is an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and a professor in the Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. He is also a coeditor of the Journal of the History of Sexuality.

Syrett holds an A.B. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. He studies gender, sexuality, and childhood in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. He is a coeditor of Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present (2015) and the author of three books: The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (2009), American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States (2016), and An Open Secret: The Family Story of Robert and John Gregg Allerton (2021). His fourth book, on the life and times of Madame Restell, nineteenth-century America’s most infamous female physician, was supported by an ACLS fellowship and will be published in 2023 by the New Press.