Biography

I am a historian of modern Europe. In my research and teaching, I am especially interested in urban life and popular culture in Eastern Europe during the twentieth century.

I hold a PhD in modern European history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I earned Master’s degrees from New York University and Central European University, as well as a BA from Smith College.

My book on Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Dig Me Out’ was published in the 33 1/3 Series by Bloomsbury Academic Press. I am also the author of Yugoslav Metropolis: Popular Culture, Urban Life, and the Making of a European Capital between the Two Wars, forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press.