English- Native speaker

French- Near native
Romanian- Near native

Modern Greek- Advanced
Spanish- Advanced
comprehension/intermediate production

Polish- Intermediate
Italian- Written comprehension

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Department of History and Program in International Studies,
University of Montréal

Invited Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Affiliate Researcher, Research Group-Reflections on the Political & Social History of the 18th & 19th Centuries, New Europe College, Bucharest

Faculty Lecturer Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University

 

Mary Seeger O’Boyle Fellow, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

 

Lecturer/Research Associate; Russian, East European, & Eurasian Center; University of Illinois

 

Instructor, Department of Slavic & East European Languages & Cultures, Indiana University

 

Pedagogical Consultant, School of Global & International Studies, Indiana University

 

Associate Instructor, Department of History, Indiana University

 

Visiting Lecturer, Department of American Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania

 

Visiting Research Student, Department of History, University of Michigan

EDUCATION

Ph. D, Modern (Western) and East European History, Indiana University

 

Diplôme pré-doctoral (Pre-doctoral diploma), History, École normale supérieure—Paris

 

Diplôme des études approfondies avec mention bien (M.A. equivalent with high honors), History and Romanian Studies, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales—Paris

 

B.A., History (with distinction) and French, University of Illinois

 

Diplôme du programme international avec mention (International Program Diploma with honors), l’Institut d’études politiques—Paris

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND PRIZES

 

U.S. Fulbright Scholar, CIES/U.S.-Romanian Fulbright Commission

John Iatrides Best Dissertation Prize, Modern Greek Studies Association

 

Doris G. Quinn Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Doris G. Quinn Foundation

 

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education

 

Davis Travel Grant, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

 

East European Studies Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (summer), U.S. Department of Education

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (academic year), U.S. Department of Education

 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, U.S. Congress

 

IEE Fulbright Fellowship, Institute of International Education/Romanian Fullbright Commission

 

Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honors Society

 

East European Language Training Grant, American Council of Learned Societies

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2019-2020

 

2019-2020

 

 

2018-2019

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2015-16

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2017

2014-2015

 

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2004

 

2004

INSTITUTIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & PRIZES

 

Susan O’Kell Teaching Award, Department of History, Indiana University
 

College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate Travel Grant, Indiana University
 

REEI/Mellon Graduate Travel Grant, Russian & East European Institute,

Indiana University (spring)
 

IES/Mellon Endowment Graduate Travel Grant, Insitute for European Studies,
Indiana University

 

REEI/Mellon Graduate Travel Grant, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana
University (fall)

 

Frederick W. & Mildred C. Stoler Research Fellowship, Department of History, Indiana
University

 

IES/Mellon Endowment Graduate Travel Grant, Insitute for European Studies, Indiana
University

 

REEI/Mellon Graduate Travel Grant, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana
 

Graduate Travel Award, College Arts & Humanities Institute, Indiana University
 

REEI/Mellon Graduate Travel Grant, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana
 

Title VIII Portable Language Training Fellowship, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana
University

 

Title VIII Portable Language Training Fellowship, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana
University (Declined)

 

Mellon Professional Development Grant, Insitute for European Studies, Indiana University
 

Daniel Armstrong Memorial Research Paper Award, Russian & East European Institute,
Indiana University

PUBLICATIONS

 

Manuscript (in progress)


Influence, Development, Civilization: French Soft Power in Early Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe & the World (anticipated completion 2020).

 

Journal Articles


“‘And Mama Studied with Me’: Modernization, Gender, and Education in Early Nineteenth-Century
Southeastern Europe,” (under review, East European Politics & Societies).

 

“Audience Matters: ‘Civilization-Speak,’ Educational Discourses, & Balkan Nationalism, 1815-40,”
European History Quarterly, 48:4 (Fall, 2018): 658-685.

 

“How to Make Friends & Influence People: Elementary Education, French ‘Influence,’ & the Balkans,
1815-40s” Modern Intellectual History, 15:3 (Nov., 2018), 621-649.

 

“All Napoleon’s Men?: Southeast European Leaders’ Evolving Views on the French Campaigns in the
Eastern Mediterranean & the Russian Empire,” (in progress).

Opinion Pieces


“Why All Humanists Should Go to Prison,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2016, print & online.

Conference Proceedings


“Care & the Politics of Sentiment,” The Workshop (Proceedings of the Indiana Center for Eighteenth-
Century Studies) 4 (June, 2016): 70-72.

 

“Civilization & the Xenos,” The Workshop (Proceedings of the Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century
Studies) 3 (June, 2015): 41-42.

Book Reviews


T. Zervas, Formal & Informal Education during the Rise of Greek Nationalism: Learning to Be Greek,
Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 37:1(May, 2019).

 

E. Davidova, Balkan Transitions to Modernity & Nation-States. Through the Eyes of Three Generations of Merchants (1780s-1890s), Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 34:1 (May, 2016):177-178.

 

Selected Academic Translations (French to English)


Rita Hofstetter,”Building an ‘International Code for Public Education’: Behind the Scenes at the
International Bureau of Education (1925-1946),” Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative
Education, 45:1 (2015):31-48.

 

Rita Hofstetter, Alexandre Fontaine, Solenn Huitric, & Emmanuelle Picard, “Mapping the Discipline: History of Education,” Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 50:6 (2014):871-880.

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2009

INVITED TALKS & PRESENTATIONS


“Universal Visions and National Ambitions: Reconfiguring Civilization in Early Nineteenth-Century
Southeastern Europe,” New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania, 2019.

 

“Relations of Gratitude? Nineteenth-Century French Philanthropy, Elementary Education, &
Hellenophone Southeastern Europe,” Modern Greek Studies Program, Brown University, Providence,
RI, 2018.

 

“‘Civilization-Speak,’ Balkan Leaders & French Philanthropist in Early Nineteenth-Century Southeastern
Europe,” Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2017.

 

“The Global Balkans & the Nineteenth Century,” Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington,
IN, 2016.

 

“A Tale of Two Debts: Modern Greece & Europe,” Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst, IL, 2016.
 

“Imperial & Culinary Crossroads: A Brief History of Romania,” Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst, IL, 2015.
 

“Greeks into Europeans: Elementary Education during the Era of Greek Independence,” Hellenic Studies
Salon, Institute for European Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2014.

 

“European Civilization & the Accidental Nation-State,” Department of Hellenic Studies, Simon Frasier
University, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.

 

“Schools & the Accidental Nation-State: Education Reform in Early Nineteenth-Century France,
Greece, & Romania,” European History Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2014.

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
* denotes panel organizer/co-organizer

 

“A Bright Future Behind Them: The Egyptian Campaign’s Role in Shaping Southeast European Political
and Cultural Identities,” Empire after the Empire: From Napoleon Empire to the Age of Empire,
Sciences Po Grenoble, 2021.

 

“French Civilization & the Development of Balkan National Identities, 1800-1850,” Association for Slavic,
East European, & Eurasian Studies, Washington, DC, 2020 (accepted).

 

“Discipline & Discipline: Foucault, Prison Education, & Historical Scholarship,” Society for French Historical
Studies, Indianapolis, IN, 2019.*

 

“‘Mama Read with Me’: International Politics, Family Networks, & Female Education in Wallachia &
Moldova, 1815-60,” Society for Romanian Studies, Bucharest, 2018.

 

“The Science of Philanthropy: Giving, Religion, & Transculturation in the Early Nineteenth-Century Balkans
& France,” Modern Greek Studies Association, Stockton, NJ, 2017.

 

“Why Teach in Prison?,” Crossroads: The Future of Graduate History Education, Madison, NJ, 2016.
 

“Home Schooling: Boys, Mothers, & Elementary Education in the Early Nineteenth Century,” Romanian
Studies Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2016.

 

“A New Kind of Conquest: French Liberals, Soft Power, & Post-Napoleonic Europe,” Society for French
Historical Studies, Nashville, TN, 2016.

 

“A Different Kind of Debt: France, Greece, & Civilization,” American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA,
2016.

 

“An Insertion of the Public Sphere in the Private: Elementary Education & the Family in the Early Greek
State,” Modern Greek Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, 2015.

 

“Romanian Unification & Europe: Marcovici’s Civilization,” Society for Romanian Studies, Bucharest,
Romania, 2015.*

 

“Rethinking Romania: Transnational Southeastern Europe,” Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington,
IN, 2015.

 

“Europe’s Borderland: ‘French Influence’ & the Balkans,’” American Historical Association, New York, NY,
2015.*

 

“Between Culture & Politics: Identity, the Balkan Enlightenment, & the Greek War of Independence,”
Byzantine Studies Association of North America, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.

 

“Politics in the Guise of Good Deeds: Philanthropic Organizations, the Liberal Opposition, & the 1838 Law
on the Insane,” The Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX, 2014.*

 

“Patriotic Mothers & Fit Sons: Elementary Education in the Early Greek State,” Berkshire Conference on
the History of Women, Toronto, Canada, 2014.*

 

“From Civilization to Nation: Lancastrian Schools in the Balkans before & after the Greek State,”
American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., 2014.

 

“On the Edge of Civilization: Lancastrian Schools & the Transition from an Orthodox Commonwealth to
Balkan Nationalism,” Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies, Boston, MA, 2013.*

 

“Lancastrian Schools before & after the Greek State,” Modern Greek Studies Association, Bloomington,
IN, 2013.*

 

“Spies & Greengrocers: Symbolic Uses of Securitate Files,” Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington,
IN, 2009.

 

“Identity in Exile: Romanian Writers in Paris, 1947-89,” Society for Romanian Studies, Constanta, Romania,
2007.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Graduate Courses

“Introduction to Methods in International Studies,” Program in International Studies, University of Montréal, fall 2020.


“Introduction to Global Studies & Global History,” Department of Political Science, University of
Bucharest, spring 2020.


“Provincializing the West: Theory, History, Politics,” Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University, 2018-2019


“Introduction to the Professional Study of History,” Indiana Women’s Prison, fall & spring 2015-2016


Undergraduate Courses


“Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe,” Department of History, University of Montréal, spring 2021


“Revolutionary & Napoleonic Europe: Universal Visions, Particular Realities,” Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University, spring & summer 2019


“New Men? Introduction to Eastern Europe,” Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University, spring 2019


“Science & Technology in the French Empire,” Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill
University, fall 2018


“France, 1789-1914: Political Failure or Laboratory?,” Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University, fall 2018


“World Civilization II, 1500-present” (team-taught), Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University, spring 2018


“Introduction to Eastern European Studies,” Russian, East European, & Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, spring 2017


“U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Cold War Europe,” Department of American Studies, University of Bucharest, spring 2011

Language Courses


“Elementary Romanian I/II” & “Intermediate Romanian I/II,” Department of Slavic & East European
Languages & Cultures, Indiana University, fall & spring 2015-2016


Graduate Supervision


F. Bhabha, Cultural Marxism & Illiberalism in the US & Europe, MA paper (second reader), Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University, 2019.
L. Levine, World War Two Memory in Russia’s Borderlands, MA paper (second reader), Department of
History & Classical Studies, McGill University, 2019.
T. Mitrovic, Serbia, Albania, & the Invention of Eastern Europe, MA paper (second reader), Department of History & Classical Studies, McGill University, 2019.

 

SERVICE


International/National


Jury Member, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, US-Romanian Fulbright Commission, Bucharest, Romania, 2020.
 

Jury Member, Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, US-Romanian Fulbright Commission, Bucharest, Romania, 2020.
 

Workshop speaker: Applying for a Student Fulbright/Applying to Graduate School in the US,
US-Romanian Fulbright Commission, Bucharest, Romania, 2020.

 

Peer-Reviewer, Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeaster European Women’s & Gender History, 2019-present
 

Graduate Studies Committee, Modern Greek Studies Association, 2017-present.
Panel Chair:


“Education, Politics, & Policy in Unified Romania,” Society for Romanian Studies Congress,
Bucharest, Romania, 2018.
“Session II,” Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Workshop, Bloomington, IN, 2016.

 

Panel Discussant:


“Good Neighborliness as a Political Concept in Early Modern Europe,” Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN, 2019.


“Education, Politics, & Policy in Unified Romania,” Society for Romanian Studies, Bucharest,
Romania, 2018.


“Political Refugees of the 1848 Revolutions in the Kingdom of Greece: Migration, Nationalism, & State Formation in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean,” Graduate Student Workshop in Modern Greek Studies, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton, NJ, 2018.


“Session IV,” Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Workshop, Bloomington, IN, 2015.


“Session III,” Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Workshop, Bloomington, IN, 2014.

Institutional/Departmental


Guest Speaker, Academic Career Series for Graduate Students, Career Planning Service, McGill University, 2019.


Team leader, World History Course, Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University, 2018.


Program Committee, Graduate Workshop Conference in Modern Greek Studies, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, 2017-2018.


Chief (2010) & Deputy Chief Organizer (2009), International Romanian Studies Graduate Conference, Indiana University.


Docent, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, 1995-2004.


Assistant to the Director, Martirano Festival, School of Music, University of Illinois, 2000-2002

 

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