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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 manuscript, "Women, Horse Sports and Liberation: Equestrianism and Britain from the 18th to the 20th Centuries,” is under contact with Routledge for 2019.