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Elizabeth Morrow Clark <email@example.com>
West Texas A&M University
I am interested in questions related to identity, ethnic conflict and cooperation, and the impact of local and regional questions on international relations, specifically in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. I would like to develop discussion threads on undergraduate teaching and resources.
|Address:||Department of History and Political Science
Old Main 405C
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Russia
Reviewer for H-German
|Interests:||Diplomacy and International Relations
Political History / Studies
Ph.D., 1998, University of Kansas (Advisor: Dr. Anna M. Cienciala) Dissertation: “Poland and the Free City of Danzig, 1926-1927: Foundations for Reconciliation”
Major field: Russian and East Central European History; Minor fields: Modern West European History, Russian & East European Geography , Polish Language and Literature
M.A., 1993 University of Kansas, Russian and East Central European History
B.A., 1991 University of Richmond, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Majors: German Language and Literature, International Studies
20c. World History in Perspective; Nazi Germany, Modern Russia, East European History, Culture and Society, Graduate Seminars: Soviet Union, Holocaust
Online Courses, Contemporary World in Perspective, Western Civilization, 2003-present
Online Course development: Graduate Seminar: Habsburg Empire, 2005
Nationalism and Political Culture in Poland and Weimar Germany 1919-1939; Gdañsk/Danzig/Free City of Danzig; Ethnic Cleansing/Ethnic Relations and Nationality issues in Eastern Europe
Languages: German, Polish, Russian
"A Sideways Glance at the Past: An Historian reads Günter Grass," article in progress for submission.
"On the Trail of John B. Stetson, Jr.: An American Businessman in Warsaw,” article in process. Article in progress for submission to Polish Review by September, 2005.
“Weimar Foreign Policy, the defense of Deutschtum, and the self-identification of Danzig’s Germans, or Whose Germans are these, anyway?" Research begun, review of documents from German Foreign Ministry and National Archives ongoing.
M.A. Thesis direction:
Thesis Advisor, Sidney Patterson, Monitoring the Plunder: Nazi Art Crimes and Resitution, 1945-2005, 2003-present.
Thesis Advisor, R. Joshua Steele, Intent to Destroy: Comparing the Boer War, the German Invasion of Belgium and the Armenian Genocide, defended July 2003.
Professional and University Service:
H-Net Staff Member
Humanities Net, Editor, H-Russia. Primary list editor for H-Russia list and H-Russia Editorial Board Member. Daily list sent to more than 1,000 members worldwide, includes ongoing academic discussions, archival information, announcements about funding opportunities, job openings, conferences and journals in the field of Russian and Slavic Studies. Fall 2000 to present.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation and Faculty Research Grant Evaluator
Evaluated grants on committee of 4 reviewing applications for research in Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Ranked and determined applicant merits for Department of Education, Washington, D.C., December 2003 AND December, 2004 (Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia Evaluation Committee Chairperson)
International Research and Exchange Board
External Evaluator, FSA Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program, The program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State, and is administered by IREX, Winter 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
West Texas A&M University
History and Political Science Scholarship Committee, 2003-2004.
Killgore Research Committee, 2002-2005.
Best Thesis Committee (Graduate School), 2002, 2004.
STARR (Student Advising, Registration and Retention) Center Advisor (Freshman advisor), 2002-present.
Review, Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union During World War II by Katherine Jolluck, U. Pittsburgh Press, 2002, Nationalities Papers, forthcoming 2005.
Review, Diemut Majer, “Non Germans” under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in Germany and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939-1945, Johns Hopkins Press/ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2003. For H-German, Summer 2005.
Review, In the Shadow of the Polish Eagle: The Poles, the Holocaust and Beyond by Leo Cooper, Nationalities Papers, December 2002, Vol. 30 Issue 4, pp. 700-702.
“Reshaping the Free City: Cleansed Memory in Danzig/Gdansk, 1939-1952,” in Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe, edited by Steven Vardy and Hunt Tooley, Social Science Monographs, Boulder (2003). Distributed by Columbia University Press. (pp. 311-332)
“Uneasy Alliances or Comfortable Discord? Germans, Poles, and Jews in the Free City of Danzig” and co-organizer of panel titled “Ethnic Cooperation and Its Discontents: The German-Slavic Fault Line in the Modern Era,” Germans Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 6-10, 2004.
Panel Moderator, “Dimensionen der Verständigung: Politische, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Beziehungen mit der Weimarer Republik,” Germans Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 6-10, 2004.
"On the Trail of John B. Stetson, Jr.: An American Businessman in Warsaw,” as part of a panel entitled “Western Perceptions of East European Identities," National Meeting of the Popular Culture / American Culture Associations, April 7 -10, 2004.
"A Sideways Glance at the Past: An Historian reads Günter Grass," paper presented at Memory and History: Cultural Representations of Displacement and Genocide, 37th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium, Texas Tech University. March 25-27, 2004
Panel Moderator and co-organizer, "Germanizing the Polish Periphery: 'Volkstumskampft' in Silesia, Masuria, and Poznania after the First World War," German Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. October 4-6, 2002.
"German Foreign Policy and the Danzig Question: Whose Germans are these, anyway?" German Studies Association 25th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. October 4-7, 2001.
"The Free City? Shifting identities and ethnic cleansing in and out of Danzig/Gdansk, 1939-1948" -- Conference on Ethnic Cleansing, Duquesne University, November 16-18.
“Research Methods and Archives in Poland and Germany,” Texas Tech University, East European Research Forum, Featured Speaker with Melissa Bokovoy, October 25, 2000.
“Ethnic Cleansing in Poland, during and after WWII,” Central Slavic Association University of Missouri, Kansas City, October 12-14, 2000.
Millennial Celebration of Gdansk City, paper presenter, “The Free City of Danzig as a curious Object: a view through the lens of American consular records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.” -- Paper in Honor Of Danzig's 1000-year Anniversary, presented at the Historical Conference --”Danzig -- sein Platz in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart,” (“Gdansk, its place in the past and present,”), Gdansk, Poland, September 1997.
Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America, paper presenter, “Poland and the League of Nations, 1926,” Fordham University, June, 1997.
American Historical Association, paper presenter, panel title: “Polish-German Borderlands,” paper title: “The Free City of Danzig: Borderland, Hansastadt or Social Democracy?” New York City, January 1997.
Woodrow Wilson Center, Junior Scholars Seminar on Eastern Europe, dissertation précis, “Poland and the Free City of Danzig, 1926-1929: a peaceful era in a tumultuous relationship,” Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., August 1996.
“The Free City of Danzig: Borderland, Hansestadt or Social Democracy?” Polish Review, vol. 42 (1997), no 3, pp. 259-276.
“Poland and the Free City of Danzig: breaking the mold of national stereotype,” Polish Academy of Sciences, Division of German Studies, Rocznik polsko-niemiecki 1997 [Polish-German Journal, 1997], vol. 6 (Warsaw, 1998), pp. 19-45.