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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Chad Bryant and Karen Auerbach

Graduate Email:

Curriculum Vitae


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

I study Modern East Central Europe with emphasis on interwar Poland and Czechoslovakia. Topically, I am interested in urban history, nationalism studies, border studies, and peace and conflict studies. My dissertation is a transnational urban history of the divided city of Cieszyn/Český Těšín in the interwar period. It examines how small-town leaders changed, or did not change, their long-established practices and urban environment in response to the borders established following the First World War. In doing so, it explores tensions between the newly established national centers and municipal administrators on the periphery and sheds light on the complexities of local and national identity.

Some Notable Publications

“A ‘Common Enterprise’? The Role of Utility Infrastructure in the Divided City of Teschen, 1920-1938,” Slavic Review (accepted for publication)

Courses Offered

Instructor of Record at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic):
JTM 505: The City in Modern Central Europe (Fall/Winter 2021)

Instructor of Record at UNC Chapel Hill:
CZCH 401: Elementary Czech I (Fall 2023)

Teaching Assistant at UNC Chapel Hill:
HIST/JWST/PWAD 262: History of the Holocaust (Spring 2023)
HIST 159: 20th Century Europe (Fall 2020)
HIST 140: The World Since 1945 (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
HIST 101: A History of Lies, Conspiracies, and Misinformation (Fall 2022)