Dr. Carol Lilly


Office: COPH 103I   |    Phone: (308) 865-8509   |    Email: lillyc@unk.edu

Carol Lilly

Specialization Areas

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, as well as Death and Cemetery Culture. My most recent monograph and its accompanying website Death and Burial in Socialist Yugoslavia: The Politicization of Cemeteries and Ethnic Conflict in the Balkans, is under contract with Bloomsbury Press. Other publications include Communities of the Dead: Secularizing Cemeteries in Communist Yugoslavia,” Slavonic and East European Review, (2019) Natalija: Life in the Balkan Powderkeg, 1880-1956, coedited with Jill Irvine (Central European University Press: Budapest, 2011 (paperback ed)) "Negotiating Interests: Women and Nationalism in Serbia and Croatia, 1990-1997," with Jill A. Irvine in Eastern Europe: Women in Transition, Irena Grudzinska-Gross and Andrzej Tymowski eds., Eastern European Culture, Politics and Societies, Vol. 3, Peter Lang Edition, Frankfurt am Main, 2013, and Power and Persuasion: Ideology and Rhetoric in Communist Yugoslavia, 1944-1953, Westview Press, 2000.