Geschichte Osteuropas und Südosteuropas






  • Seit 2011 Associate Professor, Affiliated Faculty, Department of History,  Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, Worcester, Mass, USA
  • Seit 2010 Project Director (Germany), German Witnesses to War and its Aftermath, Oral History Department, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. USA
  • Seit 2010, Gastprofessorin, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Seit 2007 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, LMU
  • 2004-2009  Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of History, Towson University USA (on leave, research fellowship 2007-2009)
  • 2000-2004, Director, Visiting Scholars Program, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • 1999-2000 Assistant Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Center for German and Contemporary European Studies, Georgetown University, USA
  • 1999-2000 Assistant Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, American University, USA
  • 1999 Ph.D., European History, American University, Washington D.C.
  • 1996-1998 Project Coordinator, Oral History Collection of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Center for the Study of Intelligence, and Georgetown University
  • 1994 Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute, Ukrainian Studies Program
  • 1993 M.A. European History, American University, Washington D.C.
  • 1992 Studium an der Humboldt Universität Berlin
  • 1987 B.A. History and German, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • 1985-1986 Studium Deutsche und österreich-ungarische Geschichte an der Universität Wien


Georgetown University

  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct Faculty): Seminar (graduate and undergraduate) A History of the Holocaust

American University

  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct Faculty): Lecture Courses in European History (1400-1800)
  • Instructor: ‘Writing History: A Workshop for Undergraduate Students”
  • Teaching Assistant: “Renaissance and Revolutions, 1400-1800,” “The West in Crisis, 1900-1945,” “Russia Past and Present,” “Nazi Germany.”

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Faculty Seminar, "Using Primary Sources to Teach the Holocaust," co-taught with Peter Longerich June 7-18, 2004
  • Faculty Seminar, “Teaching with and about Testimony,” co-taught with Henry Greenspan, January 3-7

Towson University

  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Lecture and Seminar Courses in Modern Europe, Modern Germany, Modern Russia and the Soviet Union, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

  • Lectures and Seminars: History of Ukraine, 2008, Vorlesung- History of Genocide Twentieth Century Europe in Comparative Perspective, 2009; Vorlesung- Witnessing Violence in Twentieth Century East-Central Europe, 2010; Vorlesung- European War Crimes Trials, 2011

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

  • Totalitarianism Compared, Nazism and Stalinism; Teaching Modern History in North America and Europe, Biannual Two Week Seminars for Faculty from the FSU (2010-2013, Soros ReSet Program)


  • Historical Consultant, Canadian Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, War Crimes Division, Office of Special Investigation
  • Historical Consultant, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum  (1994-1997, 2007- )    “Liberation, 1945” Exhibit, "Days of Remembrance," “Nazi Propaganda” “Complicity  and Collaboration”
  • Editor, Translator, U.S. National Archives, Guides to the Captured German World War II Documents
  • Peer Reviewer: Smithsonian, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Colonial Studies, Journal of Contemporary History, McGraw Hill, College Textbooks Division (Modern German History), Simon and Schuster Young Readers Series on the Holocaust, University of Toronto Press, Yad Vashem Monographs

Radio- und Medienpräsenz (Auswahl)

  • National Public Radio Interview, Salt Lake City Affiliate, Radio Station KCPW- NPR. 20 minute segment on, Nazi Empire Building, April 6, 2006.
  • New York Times, “Women’s Role in Holocaust May Exceed Old Notions: Research Finds Greater Female Involvement,” July 18, 2010, Sunday Edition, A-8, ½ page feature.
  • International Herald Tribune, July 22, 2010, Special Interest Section.
  • KCBS Talk Radio Interview, San Francisco, “German Women’s Role in Holocaust,” segment/Ipod Cast, July 22, 2010, 7 : 40 am.
  • Feature articles in Polish newspapers, Rzeczpospolita and Krakow Post and Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Aharonoth.

Universitäre Funktionen

  • Professorales Mitglied in Berufungskommissionen an der Towson University (Professur für Frühe Neuzeit; Professur für U.S. Colonial History; Department Chair)
  • Mitglied im Herb Andrews Annual Lecture Committee,  2004-2007
  • Mitglied im Workload Assessment Committee, Towson University
  • Co-Organisatorin, Women and Film Series,Towson University 2006-2007
  • Mitglied im John Matthews Scholarship Committee, 2006-2007
  • Co-Leiterin des Forschungs- und Ausstellungsprojects Papers of Paul Gantt, Towson University, 2004-2007
  • Faculty Advisor, Amnesty International, Phi Alpha Theta, 2006- 2007

Weitere Funktionen

Derzeitige Tätigkeiten

  • International Advisory Board, Journal of Genocide Research (Routledge), 2005-
  • Academic Advisory Board, Yahad-in-Unum, Paris (since 2010)
  • Co-Chair, Program Committee, 2012 Lessons and Legacies Conferences Northwestern University
  • Historical Consultant, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Frühere Tätigkeiten

  • Chair, German Studies Association Article Prize Committee, 2001-2002
  • Task Force Member, National Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2002-2004
  • Program Committee, 2004 Lessons and Legacies Conference, Brown University, Holocaust Education Foundation
  • Towson University: History Department: Search and Selection of Faculty
  • Task Force Member, Holocaust, Human Rights and Tolerance Education, University of  Maryland, Towson, 2005-2008
  • Academic Advisor, Presenter, “Holocaust Education in the U.S. and Ukraine: The Role of Survivors and Eyewitnesses,”  “Research Agendas for Holocaust Education,”   Kiev, Ukraine, Roundtable Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, and United Nations, International Task Force for Holocaust Education, 2008-2011

Preise, Auszeichnungen und Stipendien (Auswahl)

  • Yad Vashem, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Summer Workshop 2010
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), 3 year research Grant 2009-2012
  • Einspruch Lecturer,  Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, 2009
  • Baker Burton Award, Best First Book European History, Southern Historical Assoc, 2007
  • Towson University, Faculty Development and Research Grant,2006
  • Judith and Edwin Cohen Foundation Grant, January 2006
  • The Freilich Foundation, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 2003
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1999
  • German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Dissertation Research Fellowship, 1997
  • American University, Washington DC, College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Grant, 1996-1997
  • American University, Washington DC, History Department, Teaching Fellowship, 1993-1996
  • Phi Alpha Theta International History Honors Society:
  • National Paper Prize and Regional First Prize for “Ukrainian Nationalists in the Villages of Western Ukraine and the Holocaust, 1941-42”, 1995