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MA University of California, Berkeley, 1997
PhD University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Research Interests

Chad Bryant’s interests include nationalism and the urban experience in modern Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on the lands of today’s Czech Republic. His most recent book focuses on the capital city of Prague and questions of belonging in the modern era. He is, with Kateřina Čapková and Diana Dumitru, completing a study of the Stalinist-era show trials in Czechoslovakia.

Some Notable Publications

  • Prague: Belonging and the Modern City (Harvard University Press, 2021)
  • Co-editor, with Arthur Burns and Paul Readman, Walking Histories, 1800-1914 (Palgrave, 2016)
  • Co-editor, with Paul Readman and Cynthia Radding, Borderlands in World History, 1700-1914 (Palgrave, 2014)
  • Prague in Black: Nazi Rule and Czech Nationalism (Harvard University Press, 2007)
  • “Habsburg History, Eastern European History… Central European History?” Central European History 51:1 (2018): 1-15
  • “War as Revolution of the Self: The Diaries of Vojtěch Berger” Střed/Centre 8:2 (2016): 9-34
  • “Zap’s Prague: The City, the Nation, and Czech Elites before 1848,” Urban History 40, 2 (May 2013): 181-201

Graduate Students

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

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  • HIST 101 -- A History of Lies, Conspiracies, and Misinformation
  • HIST 140—The World Since 1945
  • HIST 260 – From Kings to Communists: East-Central Europe in the Modern Era
  • HNRS 353 – Magic Prague? Biographies of a Central European City
  • HIST 398 – Boom Cities: Urban Histories of a Modernizing Age, 1870-1914
  • HIST 783—An Introduction to Russian and East European History
  • HIST 784—Readings in East European History