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K Sapere


Track: PhD
Advisor: Theobald, Raz


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My dissertation thinks about genealogies of radical feminism as they moved from the 1970s into the 1980s and 1990s. I am interested in how contested theories about gender, sexuality, the family and childhood led some radical feminists to develop reactionary positions (against sex work, against transgender people, and against surrogacy) while also building unholy alliances with conservative politicians.


MA, History, University of Rochester, 2021
MA, Liberal Studies, SUNY Empire State College, 2020
BS, Multidisciplinary Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010

  • Review of Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States by Anne Pollock, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Vol. 77, no. 4, October 2022.
  • Review of Can the Working Class Change the World by Michael D. Yates, Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 35, No. 1, March 2021.
  • Sapere, Kevin, “Covid-19 Has Made Housework More Visible, but It Still Isn’t Valued,” Made by History, Washington Post, April 8, 2021.


  • Spring 2023: TA for HIST 208: Comparative Modern Revolutions, University of Rochester
  • Fall 2022: TA for HIST 203: Childhood, Health and the Formation of US Social Policy, University of Rochester
  • Fall 2021-Fall 2023: TA for PH 116: Introduction to the US Health System, University of Rochester


  • Fall 2021-Spring 2024: Aida DiPace Donald Fellowship in American History