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R. Chris Davis
Lone Star College - Kingwood
I am currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Humanities and World History departments at Lone Star College, in Houston, where I have taught for nearly a decade. I also work as a consultant and editor for a number of research projects and working groups in east central Europe, including most recently the European Network for Research and Cooperation on Roma Issues. My current research and teaching interests include the social and political histories of east-central Europe, with an emphasis on minorities, biopolitics, clericalism and religious polemics, legal history, and the history of science. My dissertation dealt with ethnic and religious minorities in 20th-century east-central Europe, using Romania and Hungary as case studies.
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Romania
Review Editor for H-Romania
Eastern Europe History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Nationalism History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Russian or Soviet History / Studies
Social History / Studies
World History / Studies
I earned a BA in English from the University of St Thomas in Houston. I then served in the US Peace Corps from 2000–2 in Sfântu-Gheorghe/Sepsiszentgyörgy, Romania. Upon completion of my Peace Corps service, I studied at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, completing an MA in Central and East European Studies. From 2003 I began teaching Humanities courses for the Lone Star College system in Houston. I then headed to the University of Oxford, St Antony's College, where I earned an MSt in Historical Research. I remained at Oxford to pursue a PhD in Modern History, which I successfully completed in 2012.
During the academic year 2006–7 I was supported by a Fulbright student grant for research in Budapest, Hungary. Over the 2007–8 academic year I have continued my research in Romania, funded by a Dissertation Research Fellowship in Southeast European Studies, from the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2009 I was awarded an IREX/IARO predoctoral fellowship for research in Romania and Macedonia, as well as a bursary for foreign researchers from the Romanian Cultural Institute. For the 2009–10 academic year, I was a fellow in the "Regimes of Historicity" project at the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS), Sofia. During the 2010–11 academic year I was an International Fellow at the New Europe College.