Eliza Johnson Ablovatski, PhD
Honors: Hofstadter Fellow 1995-1996
President’s Fellow 1996-2000
Masters thesis: Counting and Categorizing: the Hungarian Gypsy Census of 1893
Advisor: Professor Fritz Stern
Dissertation: Cleansing the ‘Red Nest’: Counterrevolution
and White Terror in
Advisor: Professor István Deák
Honors: summa cum laude
Alfred F. Havighurst Prize (History) 1993
Thesis: Plebiscite and Self-Determination:
modern European history, courses include:
Modern European Women’s History, History and Memory in Eastern Europe, Socialism
and Film in
Preceptor (instructor and fellow) for Contemporary Civilization, seminar-style survey of the great texts of political philosophy, a mandatory course in the core curriculum for sophomores.
Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin, Germany Fall 2001
Research fellow in the working group on “Civil Society” organized by the current president of the Wissenschaftszentrum, Professor Jürgen Kocka.
Designed and taught own undergraduate lecture course, “European History from 1660 to the Present.”
· Research Assistant to Professor Fritz Stern Fall 1996, 1997
· Teaching Assistant to Professor Stern for undergraduate seminar, Spring 1997, 1998
“The Brutalization of
Random House Publishing 1993-1994
Assistant in publicity department of trade division. Arranged book tours, author interviews and wrote publicity copy.
Awards and Fellowships
· Post-Secondary Curriculum Development Program in Russian and East European Studies
Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Comparative European History (ZVGE) 1999-2001
· American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) East European Studies Dissertation Fellowship
Friedrich Ebert Foundation (
· Volkswagen Foundation
Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project, Tel
· Sponsored by Heinrich Böll Foundation
· International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Dissertation Research Grant, nine months
· Council for European Studies (CES) Pre-dissertation Fellowship
Columbia History Department,
· Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Grant
Survivors Oral History Project,
Heinrich Böll Foundation sponsorship in
· American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) East European Language Grant
· Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Grant
· Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Fellowship
In press at Indiana University Press: “Between Red Army and White Guard: Women in
Zwischen Pruth und Jordan. Lebenserinnerungen Czernowitzer Juden. With Gaby Coldewey and others. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2003.
Girl with the Titus-head: Women in Revolution in
“Counting and Categorizing: The Hungarian Gypsy Census of 1893,” Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society 5, Vol. 8, No. 2 (1998), pp. 83-115.
Czernowitz ist gewen an alt
jiddische Stdt: Überlebende berichten, (with co-editors and co-interviewers from the
FU-Berlin). First Edition:
and the Police in an Era of Transition:
Gegenrevolution und Stabilisierung: München, Budapest, Berlin, Wien und Prag
1918/19 im Vergleich, lecture given with Michal Pullmann (
Why I Joined the Red
Army: Defense and Disavowal of 1919 Revolutionary Activities in Munich and
Budapest during the Interwar Years, paper presented at the AAASS Annual
Meeting, November 2000,
The ‘Sinful City’: Counterrevolution, Anti-Modernism, and Anti-Urbanism in Munich and Budapest, 1919, paper presented at, “Perceptions of ‘Modernities’: Emergence of Political Modernity, Social Transformation, and the Ideologies of Modernism in Central and Southeast Europe in the XIX-XX Centuries,” May 2000, CEU Budapest, Hungary.
Women in Revolution,
Categorizing: The Hungarian Gypsy Census of 1893, paper presented at the
Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society, February 1998,
American Historical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Association of Women in Slavic Studies, American Association for the Study of Hungarian History.
Jewish history in Germany and Eastern Europe; Roma in Europe; Habsburg Monarchy; Soviet Union (esp. Revolution and Civil War); resistance and collaboration in World War II; post-WWII Eastern Europe and GDR; twentieth-century German and East European literature and film; memory and history.
Fluent German, Excellent Hungarian, Proficient Russian, Spanish and French, Intermediate Yiddish and Serbo-Croatian.