Dissertation Title (tentative): "The role of the Soviet Union in the expulsions of Sudeten Germans from postwar Czechoslovakia"
Major professor: Dr. Olga Velikanova
Specialty Areas: Joseph Stalin's objectives for East-Central Europe; Expulsions of Sudeten Germans from Czechoslovakia; The role of the Soviet Union in the expulsions of Sudeten Germans; The Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia; Ethnic nationalism in Czechoslovakia.
I am a PhD candidate with the Department of History at the University of North Texas. Currently, I am in the early stages of my dissertation which examines the assumption that the Soviet leader Joseph V. Stalin used the expulsions of Sudeten Germans from postwar Czechoslovakia as a forceful political tool towards the Czechoslovak government. Furthermore, my dissertation attempts to bring more understanding to the correlation between the Soviet involvement in the expulsions and the ultimate Communist takeover.
- Russian (in progress)
- TWU Woman's Collection/Archive 2015-2016; Teaching assistant (2017 - current)
Awards and Honors:
- Graduated (MA) with Distinction
- Graduated (BS) Cum Laude
- Awarded a Travel Grant by the Texas Woman's University (Summer 2018, $500)
- Awarded a Graduate Research Experiences Abroad Travel Grant by the University of North Texas (Summer 2020, $4,100)
- Member of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Historical Association
- Published two articles in the Student History Journal Ibid.
- "Historiography of Bolshevik Surveillance"
- "Herbert Hoover - A Fallen Hero?"
- Presented a research paper at the regional PAT Conference in Commerce (March 2018)
- "The Expulsions of Germans from Ústí nad Labem/Aussig in 1945"
- Presented a research paper at Texas Woman's University (February 2019)
- "The Role of the Allies in the Expulsions of Germans from East Central Europe"