Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2006
M.A., Arizona State University, 1996
B.A., The University of Southern California, 1992

Teaching Interests

Modern Southeastern Europe  
Modern Central Europe
Political violence, cleansing, and genocide
Nation- and state-building

Most Recent Publications

"The Final Solution in Southern and Southeastern Europe: Between Nazi Catalysts and Local Motivations" in Jonathan Friedman, ed., Routledge History of the Holocaust (New York: Routledge, January 2011), 265-277.

"Fascism to Finish the Nation: Bulgarian Fascism's Uncertain Palingenesis of the National Project," East Central Europe 37: 2-3 (Fall 2010), 280-302.

"Beyond Morality: Teaching about Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide," Perspectives on History 48:5 (May 2010), 39-40.

With Anca Glont, "Interwar Fascism and the Post-1989 Radical Right: Ideology, Opportunism and Historical Legacy in Bulgaria and Romania," Studies in Post-Communism 42:3 (Fall 2009), 551-571.

Honors & Awards

Charles H. Revson Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, Bulgaria
Boren Fellow for Bulgaria
Boren Fellow for Macedonia

Professional Affiliations

Association for the Study of Eastern European, Eurasian and Slavic Studies
American Historical Association
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Bulgarian Studies Association