Mr. Orel Beilinson
Yale University, New Haven, USA
Ph.D. History, Yale University, 2024 (expected)
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: 19th-century and 20th-century history, literature, cultural history, everyday life
Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Ph.D. in Government and International Affairs
- 2015. With Tim Haughton. Hurricane Season: Systems of Instability in Central and Eastern Europe Party Politics. Eastern European Politics, Societies and Cultures, 29(1): 68-80.
- 2019. With Sarah Engler and Bartek Pytlas. Multiple Varieties of Populism in Central and Eastern Europe. West European Politics.
- 2020. With Tim Haughton. The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond. Oxford University Press.
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: Politics, Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society
Dr. David Doellinger
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon, USA
Ph.D. History, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
- Turning Prayers into Protests: Religious-Based Activism and its Challenge to State Power in Socialist Slovakia and East Germany (Central European University Press, 2013)
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: Opposition and Resistance to State Socialism, Cold War, Religion
Mrs. Erin Dusza
Indiana University, Bloomington
M.A. Georgia State University
- “Pan-Slavism in Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic,” Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, Vol. 13 Issue 1, Spring 2014
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: Czech and Slovak Art History and National Identity (19th- early 20th Century)
Pepperdine University, Malibu, USA
- Fetzer Website: https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/faculty/joel-fetzer/
Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University, 1996
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: Religion and Politics, Migration, Ethnicity
Owen V. Johnson
Ph.D., History, University of Michigan, 1978
- “Entertaining the People, Serving the Elites: Slovak Mass Media Since 1989,” in Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2013), pp. 149-65
- “Failing Democracy: Journalists, the Mass Media, and the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia,” in Michael Kraus and Allison K. Stanger, ed., Irreconcilable Differences?: Explaining Czechoslovakia’s Dissolution (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), pp.163-82
- Slovakia 1918-1938: Education and the Making of a Nation (New York: Columbia University Press/East European Monographs, 1985)
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: history of sociocultural development, especially the history of mass media in Slovakia
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
York University, Glendon College, Toronto, On, Canada
D.Rech. Political Science, Université de Paris, 1970
- Historical Dictionary of Slovakia, 3d edition, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2014, lxxi & 415 pages
- “Význam ťažiskových aktivít SKS” in Peter Jašek, ed., Svetový kongres Slovákov v zápase proti komunistickému režimu, Bratislava: Ústav pamäti národa, 2018, pp. 85-96
- “Sister Margit Slachta of Hungary and the Deportation of Slovak Jews”, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des Slavistes, LVI (1), 2019, pp. 99-116.
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: History, politics
Dr. Michael J. Kopanic, Jr.
University of Maryland Global Campus
Ph.D. History, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
- Kopanic, Michael: Štefánik, Milan Rastislav , in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2020-04-20. DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11464. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/stefanik_milan_rastislav
- “The Milan R. Štefánik Statue in Paulhan, France,” Naše Rodina, vol 31, no.3 , Sept. 2019: 116-125.
- “The Spanish Influenza Pandemic in Slovakia 1918-19,” Jednota, April 15, 2020 pp. 18-19, 2020, updated at https://umgc.academia.edu/MichaelKopanic
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: 20th century Slovak History, Slovak customs, Slovak Immigration, Slovak labor history
Mr. Kevin J. McNamara
Associate Scholar, Foreign Policy Research Institute
M.A., Political Science, Temple University, 1995
- Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe (New York: Public Affairs, 2016). Translated and re-published in the Czech and Slovak republics in 2020.
- “From Brussels, with Love,” The National Interest, no. 163 (September/October 2019): 41-50.
Online: “How America’s European Allies Got Stuck In a Foreign Policy Triangle,”
- “Milan R. Štefánik: His Under-Appreciated Contributions to Czecho-Slovak Independence,” Kosmas: Czechoslovak and Central European Journal, vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 59-64. https://www.svu2000.org/kosmas/ebooks/pdf/Kosmas_Free_NS2019_02-1.pdf
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: Founding of Czecho-Slovakia, history of Czech and Slovak peoples. Geographic: Central Europe, European Union, Russia. Thematic: international relations vs. trans-nationalism; empires vs. nationalism, sovereignty, and national identity.
Dr. Marty Manor Mullins
Flathead Valley Community College, Montana, USA
Ph.D., History, University of Washington, 2013
- “Forgotten Velvet: Understanding Eastern Slovakia’s 1989,” New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics and International Relations, vol. 27, no. 3, (Winter 2019): 63-100. https://doi.org/10.1177/2336825X1902700304
- “Prague Spring on the Periphery: Eastern Slovak Steelworkers React to Reform and Invasion in 1968,” Kosmas: Czechoslovak and Central European Journal, vol. 1, no. 2 (Winter 2018).
- “Kicked Out: Czechoslovakia’s Postwar Policy toward Ethnic Minorities and Its Unintended Outcomes,” Slovakia, vol. 43, no. 80-81 (2017).
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: History of Eastern Slovakia, Urban history, Contemporary Slovak politics
Retiree, Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA USA
BA, Asian History, 1972
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: Slovak literature in English
Dr. Denisa Nešťáková
Herder Institut, Marburg, Germany and Department of General History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ph.D. History, Comenius University in Bratislava, 2018
- “Jewish Centre and Labour Camps in Slovakia,” in Between Collaboration and Resistance. Papers from the 21. Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Concentration Camps, Berlin: Metropol, 2020.
- “Regulation of sexual relations between Jews and non-Jews according to the Decree 198/1941 during the Slovak republic,” Judaica et Holocaustica 7. Women and WWII. (eds. Nešťáková, D. – Nižňanský, E.) Bratislava : Hlbina, 2016. pp. 89-117. (with Eduard Nižňanský)
- “Swedish interventions in the Tragedy of the Jews of Slovakia,” Nordisk judaisk. Scandinavian Jewish Studies. (Illman R. – Zetterholm Hedner, K. eds.) vol 27, No. 2, 2016. pp. 22-39. (with Eduard Nižňanský)
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: 20th century History; Holocaust Studies; Gender Studies
Ms. Vanda Rajcan
M.A. History, Illinois State University, 2010
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: World War II, Holocaust, Slovak wartime state
Mary Ann Malinchak Rishel
Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar
MFA, Cornell University
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: History; culture
Dr. Marian Mark Stolarik
University of Ottawa
Ph.D., History, U. of Minnesota, 1974
- Editor, The Czech and Slovak Republics: Twenty Years of Independence (Budapest: CEU Press, 2017).
- Author, Where is my Home? Slovak Immigration to North America (1870-2010) (Bern: Peter Lang, 2012).
- Editor, The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968 (Mundelein, Il: 2010).
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: All of Slovak history
Dr. Leslie Waters
The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
PhD. History, UCLA, 2012
- Borders on the Move: Territorial Change and Forced Migration in the Hungarian-Slovak Borderlands, 1938-1948 (forthcoming from University of Rochester Press)
Dr. Svorad Zavarský
Independent Researcher affiliated with the Instituto Storico Slovacco di Roma, Bratislava
Ph. D., Slavic Studies & Neo-Latin Studies, Slovak Academy of Sciences & Comenius University, 2010
- “The Idea of Encyclopaedia at the University of Trnava around 1700,” Early Modern Universities and the Sciences, ed. Vittoria Feola (Milano: Franco Angeli, 2020) 56-82.
- “Martinus Szent-Ivany’s Notion of scientia: Some Preliminary Notes on the Semantics of Neo-Latin Science,” Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Albasitensis, ed. Florian Schaffenrath – María Teresa Santamaría Hernández (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2020) 675-687.
- ‘‘Et meus vere paradisus audit: mandra, Poesis’: The poetry of Antonius Faber Written and Published in Bratislava between 1831 and 1853,’ Christophe Bertiau – Dirk Sacré, Le latin et la literature néo-latine au XIXe siècle: Pratiques et représentations (Roma-Bruxelles: Academia Belgica, 2019) 159-185.
Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies: The Latin Culture of Early Modern Slovakia, Classical Reception, Early Modern Intellectual History of Slovakia, Jesuit Studies, Piarist Studies, The Works of Martinus Szent-Ivany S.J. (Martin Svätojánsky), Latin-Vernacular Relations in the History of Slovakia, The Latin Culture of the Slovak Greek Catholics