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Indiana University Bloomington
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gender, Europe, twentieth century, citizenship, memory, eugenics, film, feminism, communism, title IX, sexual misconduct
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About Me

I am an expert in 20th century history of Eastern Europe with a focus on eugenics, war and memory, and gender and communism, as well as an expert in gender studies with a focus on comparative gender regimes in the 20th century, looking at questions of gender justice in relation to citizenship, birth control, sexual violence, and kinship. I teach at Indiana University in history and gender studies and 4 years ago I founded the School for Global and International Studies there. I have served as an expert on political asylum cases for people from Eastern Europe. I have also served on Romania’s highest board for academic accreditation.

Recent Publications

The Birth of Democratic Citizenship:  Women in Modern Romania, with Mihaela Miroiu. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018, .

The Century of Women:  How Women Have Changed the World since 1900, Lanham:  Roman and Littlefield, 2018.

The Global West, co-author with Frank Kidner et al.  Belmont, CA:  Cengage, 2017.

 Gendering Modernism.  A Historical Rappraisal of the Canon. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

“Prostitution in Romania:  Bucharest and Constanta,” Guide to the League of Nations Archives on Human Trafficking, Jean-Michel Chaumont, Paul Servais, and Magaly Rodriguez, eds., 2017.

“Intimate Politics under Communism in Romania,” in Catherine Baker, ed., Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Basingstoke:  Palgrave, 2016.

“The Economics of Citizenship: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Romania in the 20th Century,” In Anne Epstein and Rachel Fuchs, eds., Gender and Citizenship in Historical and Transnational Perspective.  Basingstoke:  Palgrave, 2016.

Heroes and Victims:  Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania, Indiana University Press, 2009.

Media Coverage,, Observator Cultural,,, Radio Romania International, C-Span, Digi 24, China Radio International, Al-Jazeera, Radio Romania Cultural Actualitati, Radio Romania Actualitati, History Channel, “Global View,
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Higher Ed, Law, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women