2017 by A.R.T

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

Faculty Lecturer, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University 

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

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

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

 

Lecturer; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; University of Illinois 

 

Research Associate; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; University of Illinois 

 

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

 

Instructor, Indiana Women’s Prison, Post-College (Master’s Program), Indianapolis, IN 

 

Pedagogical Consultant, School of Global and  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 

 

English Assistant, Académie de Paris, France

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND PRIZES

 

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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2018-2019

2016

2006

2006

 

2004

2003


2017-2018

 

2017

 

2016-2017

2015-2016

 

2015-2016

2015

2013-2015

2011

2009

2005-2006

 

2017

 

2014-2015

 

2008-2013

 

2013

2010-2011

 

2008

 

2007-2008

 

2007

 

2006-2007

 

2004

 

2004

INSTITUTIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND PRIZES

 

Susan O’Kell Award for Outstanding Performance as an Associate Instructor, Department of History, Indiana University

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

 

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

Mellon Endowment Graduate Travel Grant, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University

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

 

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

 

Title VIII Language Portable Training Fellowship, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University (Declined in 2010)

 

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

 

Daniel Armstrong Memorial Paper Prize, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University

PUBLICATIONS

 

In progress

 

Influence, Development, Civilization: French Soft Power in Early Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe and the World (working title) manuscript based on doctoral dissertation).

“‘And Mama Read with Me’: International and Familial Networks and Female Education in Early Nineteenth-Century France and the Balkans,” (article-length text).

 

“All Napoleon’s Men?: Southeast European Leaders’ Evolving Views on the French Campaigns in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Russian Empire,” (article-length text).

Peer-reviewed articles

“Audience Matters: ‘Civilization-Speak,’ Educational Discourses, and Balkan Nationalism, 1815-1840,” under review at European History Quarterly.

“How to Make Friends and Influence People: Elementary Education, French ‘Influence,’ and the Balkans, 1815- 1830s” Modern Intellectual History, forthcoming.

Book Reviews

 

Theodore Zervas, Formal and Informal Education during the Rise of Greek Nationalism: Learning to Be Greek, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, forthcoming.

 

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

Opinion and editorial pieces

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

Conference proceedings

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

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

Selected academic translations

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, and 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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2015​

2015

2015, 2014

2015 (x2), 2014, 2013

2014

2013

2011, 2010


2010

2009

INVITED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

“Internationl and Family Networks in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe: Girls Schools, French Soft Power, and Balkan Modernization,” Modern Greek Studies Program, McGill University, 2019 (tentative title).

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

“Invited Comment,” Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2014 & 2015.

 

“European Civilization, ‘French Influence,’ and the Accidental Nation-State,” Department of Hellenic Studies, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, BC, 2014.

 

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

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

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

 

“The Science of Philanthropy: Giving, Religion, and Transculturation in the Early Nineteenth-Century Balkans and Europe,” 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, and Elementary Education in the Early Nineteenth Century,” Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2016.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Romanian Unification and European Civilization: Simeon Marcovici’s National and International Aims,” Society for Romanian Studies Congress, Bucharest, Romania, 2015.

 

Roundtable: “Against the Canon: New Approaches to the Romanian Historiography,” Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2015.

 

“Europe’s Borderland: The Balkans, the Nineteenth Century, and ‘French Influence,’” American Historical Association, New York, NY, 2015.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“From Civilization to Nation: Lancastrian Schools in the Balkans before and after the Greek State,” Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium, Bloomington, IN, 2013.

 

“Spies and Greengrocers: The Symbolic Uses of Secret Police Files under Communism,” Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2009.

 

“Romanian Identity in Exile: Intellectual Émigrés in Paris, 1947-1989,” Society for Romanian Studies Congress, Constanta, Romania, 2007.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate courses taught (instructor of record)

Napoleonic Europe: Universal Visions, Particular Realities, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, spring 2019

 

New Men? An Introduction to East, Central and Southeastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, spring 2019

 

France, 1789-1914: A Political Failure or a Political Laboratory?, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, fall 2018

 

The Role(s) of Science and Technology in French Imperialism, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, fall 2018

 

World Civilization II, 1500-present (team-taught, team leader), Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University/ Raritan Valley Community College (accrediting institution), spring 2018

 

Introduction to Eastern Europe, 1800-present (area studies course), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, spring 2017

 

American Cultural Diplomacy and Cold War Europe, Department of American Studies, University of Bucharest, spring 2011

Graduate courses (instructor of record)

Provincializing the West: Theory, History, Politics, graduate/undergraduate honors course, two-semester sequence, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, fall & spring 2018-2019

 

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

Language courses taught—undergraduate and graduate combined (instructor of record)

Elementary Romanian I & II, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, fall 2015 & spring 2016

 

Intermediate Romanian I & II, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, fall 2015 & spring 2016

Courses assisted (associate instructor)

Money and History, Department of History, Indiana University, fall 2015

 

Europe from Napoleon to the Present (Western Civilization),Department of History, Indiana University, spring 2015

 

The French Revolution and Napoleon, Department of History, Indiana University, fall 2014

 

SERVICE

 

Graduate Studies Committee, Modern Greek Studies Association

 

Panel Chair:

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

 

Panel Discussant:

2018, “Education, Politics, and Policy in Unified Romania,” Society for Romanian Studies Congress, Bucharest, Romania

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

2015, “Session IV,” Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Workshop, Bloomington, IN 2014, “Session III,” Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Workshop, Bloomington, IN

 

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

 

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

 

Panel Organizer:

2015, “In Comparison, Contrast, and Relation to: Romania and Europe from the Organic Regulations to the Present,” The Society for Romanian Studies Congress, Bucharest, Romania

2015, “Continental, Imperial, and Cultural Crossroads: Approaches to Southeastern Europe’s Borderlands” American Historical Association, New York, NY 2014, “The 1838 Law on the Insane: A Liberal Edifice or Unstable Foundation?,” (co-organizer), The Western Society for French History, San Antonio, TX

2014, “On the Edges of Europe and its Empires: Women in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe,” The Berkshires Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, Canada

2013, “Between Empires and Revolutions: Reform Projects in the Balkan Borderlands from the French to the Greek Revolution,” The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Boston, MA

2013, “Custom, Tradition, and Change at the Edge of Europe: Legal, Economic, Political, and Educational Reform in Nineteenth-Century Greece,” The Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium, Bloomington, IN

 

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

 

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

 

Docent, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois

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Curriculum Vitae

Spanish- Advanced (comprehension); intermediate (expression)

Polish- Intermediate

Italian- Written comprehension

English- Native speaker

French- Near native

Romanian- Near native Modern

Greek- Advanced