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Erica Munkwitz

PhD, American University, 2014
MA, American University, 2008
BA, History, Sweet Briar College, 2002
BA, English/Creative Writing
Honors Degree

Erica Munkwitz is a historian of modern British and European history. Her research focuses on gender, sport and empire in modern Britain, specifically women’s involvement in equestrianism.

She received her BA in History and English from Sweet Briar College and her PhD from American University, where she was honored with the Award for Outstanding Scholarship at the Graduate Level.

She is the winner of the 2018 Solidarity Prize for Excellence in Early Career Equine Research, as well as the 2016 Junior/Early Career Scholar Award from the European Committee for Sport History.

Her book, Women, Horse Sports and Liberation: Equestrianism and Britain from the 18th to the 20th Centuries, was published by Routledge in 2021.