Faculty Directory

Nancy M. Wingfield

Presidential Research Professor

Fields of Study: Gender & Sexuality; Habsburg Central Europe

E-mail: nmw@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-6805
Office: Zulauf 707

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University, 1987

Teaching Interests: Gender & Sexuality; Habsburg Central Europe

Guest Professorships:

Univerzita Karlova, Prague, Czech Republic
           Guest Professor, ERASMUS MUNDUS TEMA Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, 2011-2012
Yuriy Fedkovych Czernivtsi National University, Czernivtsi, Ukraine Fulbright Guest Professor, Autumn 2010    

Recent Publications:


  • Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, October 2007.
  • Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II, 4th ed. co‑author with Joseph Rothschild.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2007; 3rd ed.: 1999.
  • Gender and World War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe.  Co-editor with Maria Bucur. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.


  •  “Venereal Disease, War, and Continuity in the Regulation of Prostitution: Late Imperial Adriatic Austria and Italy’s New Provinces,” for a special issue of Acta Histriae, “Adriatic Encounters. Continuity and Change in South-Central Europe, 1914-1920,” (4/2013). 
  •  “The Enemy Within: Regulating Prostitution and Controlling Venereal Disease in Cisleithanian Austria during the Great War,” Central European History 46/3 (September 2013): 468-98.
  • "Forum: Habsburg History." German History 31 (June 2013): 225–238.
  •  “Destination: Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Constantinople; ‘White-Slavers’ in Late Imperial Austria,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 20/2 (May 2011): 291-311.
  •  “Czech (-oslovak) Commemoration of the Great War: The Battle of the White Mountain Avenged, 1918-1938,” co-authored Dagmar Hájková, Acta Histriae (September 2010): 425-52.  
  •  “Gender and the Construction of Wartime Heroism in Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union,” co-authored with Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, special issue of European History Quarterly, “The Politics of Memory in Modern Europe: Comparative Perspectives,” 39/3 (2009): 465-89.
  • “Echoes of the Riehl Trial in Fin-de-Siècle Cisleithania,” Austrian History Yearbook 38 (2007): 36-47. 

Courses Taught 

Undergraduate--(European and Comparative/Global):                                                                           
          East Central Europe, 1914 to the Present                                                                                     
          Family, Sexuality, and Society since 1400
          History of Gender and Sexuality
          History of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1815-1918                                                                                                                                                

Graduate Reading Seminars
          Gender and War
          Prostitution—Sexual Deviation and Social Control in the “Long” Nineteenth Century
          Modern Europe: Cultural Studies/Gender

Interdisciplinary Affiliations:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies