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Shawn E. Clybor
I am currently seeking a tenure track position in Modern Central or Eastern-Central European history for the 2013-2014 academic year. I am also completing revisions for my book manuscript, which I plan to submit for review in Summer 2012.
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Urban
Reviewer for HABSBURG
|Reviews:||Intellectuals and the Allure of Communism in Czechoslovakia, 1890-1938
The Politics of Memory in Prague's Twentieth-Century
|Interests:||European History / Studies
Shawn Clybor (Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2010) specializes in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on the interwar era and post-1945 establishment of communist rule. More specifically he is interested in the socio-cultural history of political ideologies and the legitimization of political violence in such movements as fascism, Nazism, and communism. His article "Laughter and Hatred are Neighbors" is forthcoming (August 2012) in East European Politics and Societies (EEPS). He has a second article, "Socialist (Sur)Realism," recently published in the History of Communism in Europe yearbook (2012). In Fall 2010 he completed his dissertation, entitled "Culture and Communism: Czechoslovakia and the Czech Avant-Garde, 1920-1956," which considers how avant-garde artists affiliated with international artistic movements such as Constructivism and Surrealism helped establish the intellectual and political framework for communism in Czechoslovakia. At present he is revising his dissertation into a book manuscript.
To help complete his research Dr. Clybor has received grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Fulbright-Hays, The Graduate School (TGS) at Northwestern University, and the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Research (BCICS). In 2010 he was among those evaluated for the Utah State History teaching prize, which was awarded to his department. In 2003 he received the Lacy B. Smith Award for the best teacher’s assistant section leader in the Northwestern University History Department.
While at Utah State University, Dr. Clybor has taught courses on Modern Germany, Eastern Europe, Anti-Semitism, and Nationalism. In Spring 2011 he taught a graduate-level course on Modern European Intellectual History. In the rare moment when he is not working or teaching, he is usually traveling, attending concerts, or mountain biking.