Ph.D. (ELTE, Budapest and York, Toronto)
I am a historian of modern Europe with an interest in the social, cultural, and gender history of Austria-Hungary and East-Central Europe from the late 19th century to the 1930s. I have written on Hungarian and Central European intellectual and women’s movements, on the intellectual migration from Hitler’s Europe, and recently co-edited a volume of essays on Jewish intellectual women in Central Europe. A biography of the Hungarian feminist turned American historian (The Hungarian Pocahontas: The Life and Times of Laura Polanyi Stricker, 1882-1959, East European Monographs, distributed by Columbia University Press) was published in 2005. After many years of studying progressive movements, my current research project, supported by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant, explores the popular appeal of radical right-wing, nationalistic ideology in 1920s Hungary and the role of women activists in its development.
European women's and gender, Hungarian and East-Central European social and intellectual history, 1860s-1920s