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Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Chad Bryant and Karen Auerbach

Graduate Email: zora.piskacova@unc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. Franklin University Switzerland, 2017
M.A. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 2019
M.A. Thesis: “’Jewish People in Crisis’? Bohemian Jewish Press Responses to Nazi Policy (1933–1938)”

Research Interests

My research centers on Modern East Central European and Jewish History. Topically, my interests include nationalism, border and urban studies. My dissertation is a transnational urban history of the divided city of Cieszyn/Český Těšín in the interwar period. It examines how local city elites on the periphery reacted to borders established following the First World War and to what extent did they change, or did not change, their lives and urban environment in response to it.

Courses Offered

HIST 140: The World Since 1945, TA