Profile

Welcome to my home page! Currently I work as Head of Academic Engagement at Swissnex in Boston, a science and technology consulate of the Swiss government.

From 2014-2021 I worked at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, first as an Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) of history. Previously I served as a Lecturer in Social Studies and History at Harvard University from 2010-2014.

My book, Nation and Loyalty in a German-Polish Borderland: Upper Silesia, 1848-1965, examined the fraught efforts of nationalist activists to earn the long-term loyalties of a bilingual, Catholic borderland population. In addition to this monograph, I have published several book chapters and articles on related topics.

At LSU and Harvard I taught a range of courses on topics including Central Europe, fascism, comparative genocides, nationalism and communism, and environmental history.