Professor of History and Hejna Family Chair in Polish Studies
curriculum vitae (pdf)
Professor Stauter-Halsted is a specialist in the history of modern Eastern Europe, Poland, Jewish history, gender history, and the Holocaust. Much of her publications examine non-elite social classes and excluded population groups in Polish society. Her work has also explored Polish-Jewish relations and the history and culture of Jewish communities in Poland.
Among her publications is The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Rural National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1900 (Cornell University Press, 2001), which won the Polish Studies Association's Orbis Prize for outstanding book on Polish affairs in 2002.
She has also been active in East European Studies programs, study abroad in Poland, and several organizations associated with the American Association of Slavic Studies, including as a board member with the Polish Studies Association. She is a frequent speaker at conferences featuring scholars from Central and Eastern Europe and North America.
Stauter-Halsted earned a bachelor's degree in history from Whitman College. She received a master's degree in Russian and East European Studies and a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan.