Professor and Director of International Studies Program, Eastern Europe, Russian, and Soviet History
I received my Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 1990. I have been teaching at the University of Nebraska Kearney since 1992 in the fields of Russian, Soviet and East European History. My most recent publications include Natalija: Life in the Balkan Powderkeg, 1880-1956, coedited with Jill Irvine (Central European University Press: Budapest, 2011 (paperback ed)) and "Right -wing Leaders in Serbia" with Jill Irvine, in Women of the Right: Comparisons and Exchanges across National Borders, Kathleen Blee and Sandra Deutsch eds., (Penn State University Press, 2012). In August 2014, I won the Pratt-Heins Foundation Service Award. My current research focuses on cemeteries and gravemarkers in the former Yugoslavia as sites of national identity and ethnic conflict.