Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Westminster College
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Central Europe, religious history, East Germany, socialism, Catholic history, memory, gender, Hungary, public history, digital history
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Personal Info

About Me

I’m currently an assistant professor in History at Westminster College, a liberal arts institution in Salt Lake City, Utah. I teach broadly, including courses on Modern Europe, Modern World, East Asia, the Holocaust, Film and Memory, and Truth and Reconciliation.

My research interests center on questions of sacred space and religion in socialism. My current book project explores the relationship of men and women religious to Catholic communities and the secular state in socialist East Germany. I defended my dissertation at UMass Amherst in 2017.
My next project focuses on religion and ecology in Hungary.

Recent Publications

“Under the Habit: Resistance of Catholic Sisters against East German State Authority in the 1950s,” in Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements. Friederike Bruehoefener, Karen Hagemann, and Donna Harsch, eds. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Germany, Hungary, People’s Republic of China, Japan
Expertise by Geography
East Asia, Eastern Europe, Germany
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Genocide, Public History, Religion