My Gender Studies courses focus on historical explorations of past gendered regimes, with a transnational focus on the modern period (1800-present). Thematically, I examine how gender norms and practices are framed by and help articulate citizenship rights and duties in the modern state, from the ballot box to the schoolroom.

My focus is primarily on Europe, but I also focus on cases from Asia and the Middle East. In my History courses, I focus on Eastern Europe in the modern period, gender and citizenship in comparative perspective, and the history of the Cold War.

My research and teaching interests focus on European history in the modern period, especially social and cultural developments in Eastern Europe, with a special interest in Romania (geographically) and gender (thematically).

Research Interests:

  • Gender
  • Citizenship
  • War and memory
  • Eastern Europe


  • 20th century
  • Global History
  • Russian and Eastern European History
  • Western European History
  • Citizenship and Belonging
  • Cultural History
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Public History and Memory

Research Interests

  • gender; citizenship; war and memory; eastern Europe

Expertise: Eastern Europe

European Studies, Gender Studies, Russian, History, History
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, 1996
MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, 1993
BSFS, Georgetown University, International Affairs, 1991
europe europe, eastern europe, central romania european communities history modern history oral history social history cultural history european history historical documents intellectual history
French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
American Association of University Women
American Historical Association
Association for Women in Slavic Studies
Society for Romanian Studies
Women East-West Network