John Connelly

U.S. Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Visiting Professorship Award, Queen's University Belfast - History

I am a Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley and currently director of the Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies. I have a BSFS from Georgetown University, an MA (in Russian and East European Studies) from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Harvard University. I have also published Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech and Polish Higher Education (Chapel Hill, 2000), which won the 2001 George Beer Award of the American Historical Association, and From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews (Harvard UP, 2012), which was awarded the John Gilmary Shea prize of the American Catholic Historical Association. Currently, I’m working on a history of East Central Europe, 1784 to present, due to appear with Princeton University Press; as well as a history of Austro-fascism. My research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Spencer Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Austrian Marshall Fund, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Fulbright-Hayes, the International Research and Exchanges Board. I am additionally on the editorial boards of Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropaforschung, Slavic Review, and the Journal of Modern History, as well as the Kuratorium of the Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena.