University of Pittsburgh

Faculty

Irina Livezeanu

University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
3520 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh , PA 15260
T (412) 648-7466
F (412) 648-9074
e-mail irinal@pitt.edu

 

EDUCATION

1986  Ph.D. University of Michigan, History

1979  M.A. University of Michigan, Russian and East European Studies

1974  B.A. Swarthmore College, Ancient Greek

EMPLOYMENT

1996-
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh,

Spring 1996
Visiting Professor, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,

1991-1994
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University,

1987-1991
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Colby College,                      

HONORS & AWARDS

2013
EUCE University of Pittsburgh faculty research grant
Global Studies Center International Travel Grant
Global Studies Center Research Grant

2012-13
Humanities Center fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

2012
Hewlett International Grant Program,
Global Studies Center International Travel Grant

2010-13
President, Society for Romanian Studies

2010
REES Small Grant, University of Pittsburgh

2009
EU Center of Excellence/European Studies Center Faculty Grant, University of Pittsburgh           

2008-11
Board member, Society for Romanian Studies
Board member, Association for Women in Slavic Studies

2008
Women’s Studies Center Course Development Grant, University of Pittsburgh

2002-2003
Senior Fellow, Collegium Budapest

2002
Faculty Fellowship, University Center for International Studies

2001-2002
International Studies Fellow, Kluge Center, Library of Congress

2000-2003
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research Grant

2000-2001
Sabbatical Fellow, American Philosophical Society

2000-2001
Senior Fellow, Remarque Institute, New York University

2000
Third Term FAS Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

1997-2000
Board member Association for Women in Slavic Studies

1996
ACLS Travel Grant

1995
American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences book award for Cultural Politics in Greater Romania, Cornell 1995

Heldt Prize from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies for Cultural Politics in Greater Romania, Cornell 1995

1990-1991
IREX Grant to Romania

1989-1990
Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

1986-1987
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley

1985-1986      
ACLS East European Studies Dissertation fellowship

1984-1985      
Rackham Predoctoral fellowship

1983-1984      
Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship in Polish

1984               
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture grant

1983-1984      
Rackham Dissertation Grant

1982-1984      
IREX grant to Romania

1979-1980      
Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship in Russian

1974               
Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in Course

PROFESSIONAL WORK

2013               
Advisory Board, The History of Communism in Europe

2011-12 (2008)
Coordinator:  European Colloquium, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh Editorial board, Aspasia: International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

Chair, Mary Zirin Prize Committee (AWSS)

2009               
Ambassadorial Seminar for the new Romanian Ambassador Mark Gitenstein            

2009-10          
Chair, Barbara Jelavich Prize Committee (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies)

2007               
Curator:  “Romanian Cinema on the Edge” film series, University of Pittsburgh    
        
Advisor, Pittsburgh Romanian Studies

2005-06          
Coordinator: History Department Graduate Program Speaker Series, University of Pittsburgh

2005               
Co-organizer: “Memory, History & Identity in Bessarabia and Beyond” conference, University of Pittsburgh

2004               
Co-Founder Pittsburgh Romanian Studies group

2003-04          
Chair, Search Committee for the position in Central European/German History, University of Pittsburgh

2000-01          
Coordinator for Romania and Moldova of the NCEEER sponsored collaborative research project “Remaining Relevant after Communism: Writers and Literature in Eastern Europe”

2000            
Advisory Board, Romanian Journal of Society and Politics

1997-99          
Chair, Research Committee of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

Board member, Association for Women in Slavic Studies

1996-98          
Principal Organizer for the Journal of the History of Ideas sponsored international    conference “Culture and the Politics of Identity in Modern Romania,” Bucharest

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS

Selection Committees 
ACLS South Eastern Europe Committee, Social Science Research Council (IDRF), National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright International Fellowships, Hubert Humphrey International Fellowships, University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Symposium (University Center for International Studies), ACTR-NEH, FLAS, Austrian Science Fund, Romanian National Science Council

Peer Reviews                       
Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Contemporary History, Aspasia, WSQ, Historical Research, Journal of Urban History, American Historical Review, East European Politics and Societies, Slavic Review, Russian Review, Carl Beck Papers, Journal of Women’s History, Nationalities Papers, Austrian History Yearbook, Nations and Nationalism

Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Press, University of Washington Press, University of Michigan Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, Central European University Press, Indiana University Press, Oxford University Press, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Wayne State University Press, Continuum Press, Bloomsbury Press

TEACHING

Undergraduate:

  • The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: Writing Seminar for History Majors
  • Crises of Modernization in East-Central Europe: Required Seminar for History                                     Majors
  • Intellectuals and Politics in 20th Century Europe
  • Political East Europe, 1789-1989
  • East Central Europe to 1900
  • East Central Europe since 1900
  • East European Civilization
  • Modern East European Jewry
  • History, Politics, and Film: Writing Seminar for History Majors
  • Nationalism in East Central Europe
  • Seminar on the Russian and East European Intelligentsia
  • Survey of Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Fascism and Right-Wing Nationalism
  • Western Civilization from the 17th Century to Modern Times

Graduate:

  • Graduate Writing Seminar
  • Gender in Modern Europe
  • Producing and Consuming European Modernity
  • Readings on Modern Hungary
  • Readings on Modern Poland
  • Gender, Sexuality & Nationalism in the Modern World
  • Modernization, Modernity and Modernism in the “Other Europe”
  • National, Class, and Gender Identities in Eastern and Western Europe, 
  • Comparative Nationalisms, Nationalism in East-Central Europe         
  • Readings in Comparative European Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Paradigms in Comparative European History:  Readings and Research
  • Nationalism and National Identity in Eastern Europe
  • Nation and Class in East Central Europe
  • Jews and Gentiles in Modern Eastern Europe
  • Research Seminar on Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Research Seminar on East Central Europe
  • MA/Ph.D. Writing Seminar

Undergraduate Honors Theses
Cara Baldari, “The Effect of Jewish−Byelorussian Relations on Jewish Partisan Efforts in Byelorussia During World War II,” 2008

Esther Mossiman, “Vanished Hopes: the Unraveling of the Minorities Treaty in Poland, 1919-1939,” 2006

Graduate Training (*= primary supervisor)

Jonathan Sherry (The POUM trial during the Spanish Civil War)

Adelina Stefan (Tourism during the socialist period in Romania)

*Andrew Behrendt (Ph.D. Post-imperial tourism and film in Austria and Hungary)

*Justin Classen (Ph.D.: Scientific Management in interwar Romania)

*Deborah Rogers (MA: Food as national symbol in nineteenth century Hungary)

*Madalina Veres (MA: “Putting Transylvania on the Map: Cartography and Enlightened Absolutism in the Habsburg Monarchy”)

*Roland Clark (MA: Forging an Orthodoxist Modernity: Traditionalism without Tradition) 2007; (Ph.D.: Building Fascist Communities in Interwar Romania) 2012

Joel Brady (Religious Studies: Transnational conversion among Greek Catholics in Poland, Soviet    Ukraine and North America) 2011

Veronica Szabo (Sociology, “Political Socialization of Youth in Communist Romania”) defended 2012

Narcis Tulbure (Anthropology, “Chary Opportunists: Money, Values, and Change in Postsocialist    Romania”) 2013

*David Gerlach (Ph.D.: “For Nation and Gain: Economy, Ethnicity and Politics in the Czech Borderlands, 1945-1948”) defended 2007

*Samantha Quinn (MA: “Which way to modernity? Representing the South on the Road: Intellectuals and the “Questione Meridionale”) 2006

*Kate Sorrels (Prelim: The Romanian Siguranta & Jewish politics in interwar Bessarabia) 2004

*Nathalie Dima (MA: Romanian Students in French Cultural Politics, 1919-1940) 2004

*Rebecca White (MA: “Engineers of Human Souls”: the Czech and Czechoslovak Writers Union, 1946-1949.”) 2002

David Doellinger (Ph.D. History) 2002

Melissa McGary (Ph.D. Hisotry) 2000

Maureen Tighe-Brown (Ph.D. Demographic History in Burgenland)

Nancy Robinson (MA Religious Studies)

*William Roka (History, OSU: The Hungarian Honved, 1848-9) 1995

Outside Reader or Member on Ph.D. committees

Ionut Florin Biliuta, (Ph.D. History, Central European University, Budapest: The Archangel’s Consecrated Servants: An Inquiry in the Relationship between the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Iron Guard, 1930-1941), 2013

Loredana Tirziu (Ph.D. History, West Virginia University) “Transylvania and the Politics of National Identity”

Sacha Davis (Ph.D. History, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia: Ethnic autonomy without statehood? The Transylvanian Saxons, 1919-1933) 2007

Diana Georgescu (MA Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest) 2004

Constantin Iordachi (History, Central European University, Budapest: From the ‘Right of the Natives’ to ‘Constitutional Nationalism’: The Making of Romanian Citizenship, 1817-1919) 2003

Sean Martin (MA & Ph.D.: History, Ohio State University: The Jews of Cracow in the Interwar Period) 1994, 2000

PUBLICATIONS

Books

The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700 (with Arpad von Klimo), forthcoming 2014

Women & Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia: A Comprehensive Bibliography.

Volume I Southeastern and East Central Europe (with June Pachuta Farris), M.E. Sharpe, 2007

Cultural Politics in Greater Romania: Regionalism, Nation Building, and Ethnic Struggle, 1918-1930, Cornell Paperbacks, 2000

Cultură şi Naţionalism în România Mare, 1918-1930, Bucharest: Humanitas, 1998

Cultural Politics in Greater Romania: Regionalism, Nation Building, and Ethnic Struggle, 1918-1930, Cornell, 1995

Book chapters

"Romania: ‘Windows toward the West’: New Forms and the ‘Poetry of True Life,’" in Peter Brooker, Sascha Bru, Andrew Thacker, and Christian Weikop, eds., Modernist Magazines: A Critical and Cultural History, vol. 3: Europe 1880-1940 (Oxford University Press, 2013): 1157-1183.

"Cosmopolitism şi avangarda românească," in Mircea Martin, ed. Conferinţele "Cuvântul": Identitate românească-identitate europeană, 2 vol., Bucharest: Ed. Cuvântul şi Fundaţia Amfiteatru, 2008, vol. 1, pp. 226-229 (with Andreea Deciu-Ritivoi).

"'From Dada to Gaga': The Peripatetic Romanian Avant-Garde Confronts Communism," in Mihaï Dinu Gheorghiu with Lucia Dragomir, eds., Littératures et pouvoir symbolique. Bucharest: Paralela 45, 2005, pp. 239-253.

"Reflecţii asupra istoriografiei holocaustului românesc," in Viorel Achim and Constantin Iordachi, eds. Romania şi Transnistria: Problema Holocaustului: Perspective istorice şi comparative. Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2004, pp. 78-94.

"Les Guerres culturelles en Roumanie post-communiste: Débats intellectuels sur le passé récent," in Perspectives Roumaines: du postcommunisme a l’intégration européenne. Ed. Catherine Durandin & Magda Cârneci. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004.

"After the Great Union: Generational Tensions, Intellectuals, Modernism, and Ethnicity in Interwar Romania," in Nation and National Ideology: Past, Present and Prospects: Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at the New Europe College, Buchaerst, April 6-7, 2001. Bucharest: New Europe College and the Center for the Study of the Imaginary, University of Bucharest, 2002.

"Interwar Poland and Romania: The Nationalization of Elites, the Vanishing Middle, and the Problem of Intellectuals," in Cultures and Nations of Central and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of Roman Szporluk. Ed. Zvi Gitelman, Lubomyr Hajda, John-Paul Himka, and Roman Solchanyk. Harvard University Press for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 2000: pp. 407-430.

"Between State and Nation: Romania’s Lower Middle Class Intellectuals in the Interwar Period," in Rudy Koshar, ed., Splintered Classes: The European Lower Middle Classes in the Age of Fascism, Holmes and Meier, 1990: pp. 164-183.

"Fascists and Conservatives in Romania: Two Generations of Nationalists," in Martin Blinkhorn, ed., Fascists and Conservatives in Europe, Unwin Hyman, 1990: pp. 218-239.

Articles

"Book Symposium," (with István Deák, Charles King, and Holly Case) Nationalities Papers, vol. 40, no. 3, 2012.

"Peasants from the Danube in Paris," European Union Center of Excellence European Studies Center Newsletter, Summer 2010.

"On Memory, History, and Identity in Bessarabia and Beyond," Interstitio: East European Review of Historical Anthropology, December 2007, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 3-10 (with Jennifer Cash)

"Nationalism and Internationalism in Moldova, 1917-1990," Interstitio: East European Review of Historical Anthropology, December 2007, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 11-50

"Les Guerres culturelles en Roumanie post-communiste: Débats intellectuels sur le passé récent," in La nouvelle Alternative: politique et société à l’Est, vol. 19, no. 63 (December 2004)

"Romania’s Cultural Wars: Intellectual Debates about the Recent Past," Working Papers Series of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (March 27, 2003).

"The Poverty of Post-Communist Romanian History," Working Papers Series of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (March 24, 2003).

"Generational Politics and the Philosophy of Culture: Lucian Blaga between Tradition and Modernism," in “The Other Modernisms” forum, Austrian History Yearbook  33 (2002): 207-237.

"The Romanian Holocaust: Family Quarrels," East European Politics and Societies, vol. 16, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 934-947.

"Nationalist Ideology and the Circulation of Elites in Greater Romania," Südosteuropa-Jahrbuch: Eliten in Südosteuropa: Rolle, Kontinuitäten, Brüche in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Munich, 1998.

"Defining Russia at the Margins," Russian Review, October 1995, Introductory essay to Special Issue on the theme of Autocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationalities.

"A Jew from the Danube: Cuvântul, the Rise of the Right, and Mihail Sebastian," Shvut: Jewish Problems in the USSR and Eastern Europe 16, 1993.

"Moldavia, 1917-1990: Nationalism and Internationalism Then and Now," Armenian Review vol. 43, no. 1-2, Summer/Autumn 1990 (Special double issue entitled “The Problems of Nationalism in the Soviet Union”) 153-193.

"Excerpts from a Troubled Book: An Episode in Romanian Literature," Cross Currents: A Yearbook of Central European Culture, vol. 3, 1984.

"Urbanization in a Low Key and Linguistic Change in Soviet Moldavia" (Part 1), Soviet Studies vol. 33, 1981, no. 3

"Urbanization in a Low Key and Linguistic Change in Soviet Moldavia" (Part 2), Soviet Studies vol. 33, 1981, no. 4.

Encyclopedia Articles

"Nationalism" in Richard Frucht, ed., Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress for Vienna to the Fall of Communism, Garland, 2000.

Electronic Media

"The Unique Experience of Romania” available at http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/exhibits/unique-experience-of-romania/

Newspaper Articles and Interviews

"Autarhie istorică şi istoriografică." Revista 22: Supliment, vol. 15 (897): 18 mai - 24 mai 2007

"Doi Cosmopoliţi: Marcel Iancu şi Victor Brauner" in Cuvântul, (Bucharest co-authored with Andreea Deciu Ritivoi) July 2004

"Dialog: Pentru mine farmecul Chişinăului constă tocmai în multiculturalismul lui." Contrafort (Chişinău) vol. 9, no. 4-5 (90-91), April-May, 2002.

"Irina Livezeanu: Tinerii sunt orientaţi către lumea românească pentru că ea reprezintă o punte spre Europa." Ţara (Chişinău) no. 37, April 4, 2002.

"Istorie cu un istoric american şi un manual de istorie," (Story about an American historian and a history textbook). Observator Cultural no. 145, December 3-9, 2002

"Interviu cu Irina Livezeanu:  Odată cunoscută, literatura teoretică despre naţionalism poate avea impact." Revista 22 (Bucharest) vol. 12, 10-16 July, 2001

"Kulturpolitik im Rumänien der Zwischenkriegszeit: Ein Interview mit Irina Livezeanu." Orientierung (Zurich), vol. 60, no. 8, April 30, 1996.

"Interviu:  Ulitma democraţie, ultima dictatură. Irina Livezeanu în dialog cu Stelian Tănase." Sfera Politicii no. 33, 1995.

Conferences, Papers and Invited Talks

"How Can One Write East European History Now?" Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths College, University of London, March 19, 2013.

"Surrealism Before, During, and After World War II in France and Romania" The University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center Colloquium, April 3, 2013.

"Romanian Surrealist Trajectories in Wartime France" at the Society for French Historical Studies conference, Cambridge, Mass. April 5, 2013.

Society for Romanian Studies International Conference “Europeanization and Globalization: Romanians in their Region and the World” Sibiu, Romania July 2-4, 2012.

Chair, Roundtable "What Is East European History Now? Encounters between Central and South Eastern European History" at the ASEEES conference, Washington, DC, November 17-20, 2011.

Special Book Panel at the Association for the Study of Nationalities conference, Columbia University on Monika Baar’s Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century (Oxford, 2010), April 16, 2011.

Special Book Panel at the Association for the Study of Nationalities conference, Columbia University on Holly Case’s Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford 2009), April 17, 2010.

"The Romanian Avant-Garde: Politics and Aesthetics in the 1920s & 30s" Cornell University, October 30, 2009.

Discussant & chair, “Troubled Pasts, Usable Histories, and Political Identities: Mediators of Retroactive Justice in Contemporary Romania” at the Association for the Study of Nationalities conference, Columbia University, April 23, 2009.

Chair, “Moving People and Borders: World War Two in Eastern Europe” at the AAASS conference, Philadelphia, November 22, 2008.

Discussant, “The ‘New’ and ‘Modern’ Woman: Her Emergence and Existence in Interwar Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Romania” at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, University of Minnesota, June 13, 2008.

Introduction to The Newest Wave film festival, Cleveland Institute of Art, May 1, 2008.

"From the Shtetl to Zurich and Paris: Trajectories of the Avant-Garde" presented at the Interzone EU: Crossroads of Migration conference at the University of Pittsburgh, February 23, 2008.

Chair “Adoption in Russia” panel at the Encountering New Worlds of Adoption conference at the University of Pittsburgh, October 11-14, 2007.

Special Book Panel at the Association for the Study of Nationalities conference, Columbia University on Rogers Brubaker et al.’s Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town (Princeton, 2006), April 2007.

"History and Humanities Round Table" at the Hour of Romania conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 23, 2007.

"The Virility of Spirit in Mircea Eliade" AAASS conference, Washington, D.C. November 2006.

"Romanians and the Holocaust: Revisiting the Past under the Gaze of ‘Europe’ and NATO." Reckoning with the Past: Perpetrators, Accomplices and Victims in Post-Totalitarian Narratives and Politics conference, Mosse Center. Madison, Wisconsin 27-30 April, 2006

Discussant for the panel: “The Future through the Past: Ecologies of Communication in History” GOSECA conference, University of Pittsburgh, February 2006.

"Memory, History & Identity in Bessarabia and Beyond". Pittsburgh Romanian Studies. October 21-22, 2005

"War, Politics, and the Romanian Avant-Garde" presented at the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 8, 2005.

"War, Turmoil, and the Romanian Avant-Garde at Home and Abroad” presented in the Pitt History of Art & Architecture colloquium series, October 25, 2004.

"Being European vs. 'Provincializing Europe'" PEECS International planning conference "Imagining the West - Perceptions of the Western Other in Modern and Contemporary Eastern Europe" , Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, August 26, 2004.

"The Romanian ‘Generation of 1914’: Careers, Intellectual Production and Politics" University of Pittsburgh Department of History Graduate Program Speaker Series, December 3, 2003.

"The Passion of Mircea Eliade & Tristan Tzara" on the Trahison des Clercs panel, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies conference, Toronto, November, 2003.

"The Romanian Avant-Garde at Home and Abroad after World War One and World War Two" presented at the international colloquium Littératures et pouvoir symbolique au tournant du siècle, Bucharest, Romania, May 24, 2003.

"Romania’s Post-Communist Cultural Wars: Intellectual Debates about the Recent Past" presented at the Contemporary European History workshop on Citizenship, Civil Society and Democracy in 20-21st Century Europe, April 10-13, 2003.

"Intellectuals, Nationalism and Marginality in Interwar Romania," invited lecture to the Central European University Nationalism Studies Program, Budapest, Hungary, April 2, 2003.

"'How Can One Be a Romanian?' and How Can One Do Intellectual History?" Fellow Seminar, Collegium Budapest, Hungary, March 24, 2003.

"Mircea Eliade: Europe, the Orient, Dacia and the Archaic" Workshop on Multiple Antiquities in 19th and 20th Century East-Central Europe, Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary March 6, 2003.

"Ideas, Art, and Radical Politics in Interwar Romania and Beyond," Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. September 12, 2002.

Chair and discussant, panel on Hero Models in the World War II Axis Countries under Post-Communism: Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, and Romania. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies conference, Arlington, November 16, 2001.

Presentation on “Romania and Moldova” at the Remaining Relevant after Communism: Writers in Contemporary East Central Europe international conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2001.

"After the Great Union: Intellectuals, Modernism, and Ethnicity in Interwar Romania” paper presented at the New Europe College international symposium on Nation and National Ideology, Bucharest, April 6, 2001.

"Modernism and the Politics of Ethnicity: The Case of Lucian Blaga," Remarque Institute Inhouse Seminars,” September 29, 2000.

"Intelligentsia, Modernism, and the Politics of Ethnicity in Interwar Romania," American Historical Association conference on the panel The Other Modernisms: Culture and Politics in East Central Europe, January 9, 2000.

"The Holocaust in Romanian Historiography,"at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum inaugural conference, Holocaust Research and Holocaust Studies in the 21st Century, December 13-15, 1999.

"How Can One Be a Romanian?  Problems of Romanian Identity in the Twentieth Century," at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies conference on the panel Comparing Balkan Identities in the 20th Century, St. Louis, November 1999.

"Twentieth Century Jewish Artists in Romania," talk presented on the Year of Eastern Europe program at Chatham College, Pittsburgh, February 25, 1999.

"The Romanian Jewish Community, Past and Presen" talk presented at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, February 7, 1999.

Comment on Seymour Drescher’s “Jews in the Atlantic Slave Trade,” Atlantic History Seminar, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, October 23, 1998.

"Relations of Love and Hate: Jewish Artists and Intellectuals in Romania," lecture to the Israel Room Committee and Jewish Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, October 1, 1998.

Discussant for the panel "Power of the Everyday: Gender, Ethnicity, and Consumer Culture in Eastern Europe", sponsored by Czechoslovak History Association, at the AAASS conference Boca Raton, September 1998.

Discussant for the panel "Engineering National Identity: Cultural Institutions, at the Culture and the Politics of Identity in Modern Romania", Bucharest, Romania, May 27-30, 1998.

Moderator at the roundtable “Historical Connections: Romanian Historiography before and after 1989” at the Romanian American Connections in History and Literature conference, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. May 1, 1998.

"The Contributions of Judaism to Romanian Culture: Linguists and Artists," invited lecture, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, March 26, 1998.

"Culture, Education, and Diplomacy in Interwar Romania," talk given at the 80 Year Anniversary Celebration of American-Romanian diplomatic relations, State Department, January 16, 1998.

Discussant for the panel Schooling Women in the Nation: Croatia, Poland, and Russia Before World War I, AAASS Conference, Seattle, November 20, 1997.

"Intellectuals and Political Power: Cultural Elites in Interwar Romania" at the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft conference on Elites in Southeastern Europe: Role, Continuity and Discontinuity in History and Present Time, Tutzing, Germany, October 6-10, 1997.

"Mihail Sebastian and the New Generation, 1927-1945" American Historical Association Conference, January 1997.

"Assimilated Jewish Intellectuals and the Vanishing Middle in 1930s Polish and        Romanian Politics" American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Boston, November 17, 1996.

Discussant on the panel Intellectuals, Nation and State: Eastern Europe in the 20th Century, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Boston, November 17, 1996.

"Definitions of the Nation in Greater Romania" presented at the Social Science History Association Conference, New Orleans, October 12, 1996.

"Eastern Europe's Assimilated Jews in the Age of Fascism" presented at the Constructing and Contesting Modern Jewish Identities in Comparative Perspective Workshop, International Society for the Study of European Ideas Conference, Utrecht August 22, 1996.

"Problema elitelor şi naţionalismul populist în România interbelică" presented at the conference Societatea Deschisa şi Duşmanii Ei, Timişoara, România, May 30, 1996.

"Nationalism and the Problem of Elites in Interwar East Central Europe," History Faculty,Bucharest University, May 23, 1996.

Roundtable discussion on nationalism, May 16, 1996, Open Society Foundation, Cluj-Napoca.

"The Elites Project in Interwar Transylvania: the First Decade of Cultural Work," Anniversary Conference at Muzeul Ţării Crişurilor, Oradea, Romania April 25, 1996.

"The Center Did Not Hold: The New Generation of Intellectuals in Interwar Romania," Conference on Religion at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Oradea, Romania, April 19, 1996.

"Narrowing Identities: Romanian and Assimilated Jewish Intellectuals in Interwar Romania" on the panel Intellectuals, Politics, and Public Identity in 19th and 20th Century Europe, Social Science History Association Conference, Chicago, November 16-19, 1995.

"Nationalism and Contested Identities" with Hugh Kearney, History Department Lunch Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, November 3, 1995.

"The Nationalization of Intellectual Life in 1930s East Central Europe" on the panel Sociocultural Questions in Modern East European History, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Washington, D.C., October 27, 1995.

"The Center Did Not Hold: Intellectual Trends in Mid-Twentieth Century Romania," American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, August 1995.

"Relations between Gentile and Jewish Intellectuals between the Two World Wars," Jewish Studies, University of Pittsburgh, February 24, 1995.

"Nationalism and the Intellectuals in Interwar Romania" presented to the Mentalités Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, December 1994.

"The Social and Cultural Context of National Identities in South-Eastern Europe," Conference on European Identities, Indiana University, Bloomington, February 1994.

"The Emancipation of Romanian Jewry and the 'Generation of 1922,'" Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Boston, December 1993.

"The Uncivil War in the Former Yugoslavia: the History Behind the Conflict," International Studies Club, Ohio State University, Columbus, 21 May 1993.

Discussant for the panel, “Ethnicity in Contemporary Romania” Midwest Slavic Conference, East Lansing, 1 May 1993.

"Jews and Anti-Semites in Interwar Romania," the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, Ohio State University Columbus, 28 May 1992.

"Moldavia or Moldova?  National Identity and Irredentism in the former USSR," invited lecture, University of Cincinnati, 22 May 1992.

"The Changing Face of Eastern Europe," Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, 12 May, 1992.

"Romanian Intellectuals in the Interwar Period," Midwest Slavic Conference, Columbus, May 1992

"A Jew from the Danube: Cuvântul, The Rise of the Right, and Mihail Sebastian," International Congress on the History of Romanian Jews, Diaspora Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, December 1991.

"The Internationalization of Ethnic Politics in ex-Soviet Moldavia," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Miami, November 1991.

"Moldavia:  A Romanian Irredenta in the Soviet Union?" Conference on Soviet Ethnic Relations and International Peace at the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 1991.

Presentation on post-revolution Romania, at the conference on National Traditions and the Future of Eastern Europe at George Washington University, May 1990.

"The Fight for the Cities in Greater Romania," part of the panel Towns and Townspeople: Urban Identities and Elites in the Balkans at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Chicago, November 1989.

"Bed and Sofa: Men and Women after the Russian Revolution," Reading the Media panel at the Feminist Unity and Diversity Conference at Colby College, March 1989.

"Nation-Building, Education, and Regionalism in 1920s Romania," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Conference, Honolulu, November 1988.

"The Politics of Culture in Greater Romania," Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar sponsored by the ACLS/Joint Committee on Eastern Europe and the Wilson Center East European Program, Wye Plantation, August 1988.

"Notes on East Central Europe in the Interwar Period:  Nationalist Integration as Prelude to Communism," ACLS Conference:  The Effects of Communism on Social and Economic Change: Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective, Bologna, June 1986.

Book Reviews

Literatura şi Artele în România Comunistă, 1948-1953, by Cristian Vasile, forthcoming in Slavic Review.

Purifying the Nation: Population Exchange and Ethnic Cleansing in Nazi-Allied Romania, by Vladimir Solonari, Slavic Review, Vol. 70, no. 3, Fall, 2011: 685.

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Translations

Poems by Nichita Stănescu, in International Poetry Review, vol. 37, fall 2011, no. 2 (from Romanian)

"Theses on the Syncretic Society," by Felipe García Casals, in Theory and Society, 9, 1980 (from French)

Poems by Nichita Stănescu, Marin Sorescu, and Ana Blandiana in Contemporary East European Poetry, ed., Emery George, Ardis 1983 (from Romanian)

Excerpts from De două mii de ani by Mihail Sebastian, in Cross Currents, 3, 1984 (from     Romanian)

With Joel Agee:  “Romania: Three Lines with Commentary,” by Norman Manea in Without Force or Lies, ed., William Brinton and Alan Rinzler, Mercury House, 1990, and in On Clowns: The Dictator and the Artist, Grove Widenfeld, 1992 (from Romanian)