Fields of Study: Gender & Sexuality; Habsburg Central Europe
Office: Zulauf 707
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University, 1987
Teaching Interests: Gender & Sexuality; Habsburg Central Europe
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
1. Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech. Cambridge, Mass.:
Harvard University Press, October 2007.
2. 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; simultaneous hardbound and paperback
editions. 3rd ed.: 1999.
3. Gender and World War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. Co-editor with Maria Bucur. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 2006; hardbound and paperback editions.
Edited Issues of Journals:
1. Guest editor with Keely Stauter-Halsted, “Sexual Deviance and Social Control in Late Imperial Eastern
Europe,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 20/2 (May 2011).
1. “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 (Slovenia), “Adriatic Encounters.
Continuity and Change in South-Central Europe, 1914-1920” (Forthcoming 2014).
2. “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.
3. “Destination: Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Constantinople; ‘White-Slavers’ in Late Imperial Austria,” Journal
of the History of Sexuality 20/2 (May 2011): 291-311.
4. “The Francis Joseph Jubilee of 1908: Commemorating the Emperor in the Bohemian Lands,” in Historik
nad šachovnicí středoevropských dějin, Dagmar Hájková, ed., Festschrift for Jan Galandauer, Prague:
Masaryka Institute and Archive AACR, 2011, 167-95.
5. “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. [Slovenia]
6. “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 39/3 (2009): 465-89. “The
Politics of Memory in Modern Europe: Comparative Perspectives,” ed. by Robert Gerwarth.
7. “Echoes of the Riehl Trial in Fin-de-Siècle Cisleithania,” Austrian History Yearbook 38 (2007): 36-47.
8. “Emperor Joseph II in the Austrian Imagination to 1914” in The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Celebrations and
the Dynamics of State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy, Laurence Cole and Daniel Unowsky, eds.
New York: Berghahn Books: 2007, pp. 62-85.
Research in Progress:
1. I am completing a book-length manuscript on prostitution entitled, “The Enemy Within: Prostitution,
‘White-Slaving,’ and Venereal Disease in Late Imperial Austria.” (Expected date of completion:
Recent External Grants/Awards/Prizes:
1. Slovenian Granting Agency, “Adriatic Encounters. Continuity and Change in South-Central Europe, 1914-
1920,” with Associate Professor Borut Klabjan, Koper, University of Primorska, 2013-2014.
2. Czech Academy of Sciences, AV ČR pro zahraniční bohemistická studia, Czech Republic, May 2013.
3. European Commission, Erasmus Mundas funding for collaboration on European TEMA Master Course on
European territories (civilization, nation, region, city) in an interdisciplinary, research-based curriculum,
4. IIE Fulbright Research-Teaching Grant, Czernivtsi, Ukraine, Autumn 2010.
5. International Research and Exchanges (IREX) Short-Term Travel Grant for research with policy relevance,
Lviv, Ukraine, Summer 2009.
6. Author of “Framing Essay,” on-line publication for Women and World History, Fairfax, Vir.: Center for
History and New Media, George Mason University; Winner of the 2007 American Historical Association’s
James H. Robinson Prize.
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