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CAS 2014-15 staff

2014-15 Center for Austrian Studies Staff. Left to right, Chris Flynn, Sharon Park, Gary Cohen, Kevin Mummey, Carl Neumayr, and Daniel Pinkerton.

Name Email Position
Gary Cohen Interim Director
Daniel Pinkerton Editor
Sharon Park Assistant Editor, Austrian History Yearbook
Carl Neumayr 2014-15 CAS/BMWF Doctoral Research Fellow
Kevin Mummey Administrative Fellow
Christopher Flynn Graduate Assistant

Director: Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen returns to the Center for 2014-15 in preparation of Howard Louthan's directorship in the 2015-16 academic year. Cohen has a long and productive history with the Center, having become the fifth director in 2001. Cohen established closer ties with several of the other research centers at the University of Minnesota as well as the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta. In 2007, he took a one-semester sabbatical and former CAS director David Good returned as acting director. In 2007, Cohen negotiated a contract with Cambridge University Press to publish the Austrian History Yearbook, which has increased the worldwide presence of our journal.

Editor: Daniel Pinkerton

Daniel Pinkerton has been the editor and art director of the Austrian Studies Newsmagazine since 1992 and the CAS Annual Report since 1991. He is also the Center for Austrian Studies website coordinator, performs other design- and editorial-related duties, and assists the director in special projects. Pinkerton holds an M.F.A. in playwriting and an M.A. in European history. Outside of the university, he is an active playwright and lyricist.

Assistant Editor, Austrian History Yearbook: Sharon Park

In 2014-15 Sharon will serve her first term as assistant editor of the Austrian History Yearbook. She is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation examines the politics of U.S. foreign and humanitarian aid to child refugees during the Cold War.

Program Coordinator: Kevin Mummey

Dr. Kevin Mummey is the Adminsitrative Fellow resonsible for program coordination, events planning, marketing and outreach, social media strategy, writing for and proofreading the ASN. In addition to those duties, he serves as an assistant editor for CAS book series and the chief copyeditor for the Austrian Studies Newsmagazine. He also writes articles for the ASN.

Graduate Assistant: Christopher Flynn

Chris Flynn is a fifth year graduate student in the Department of History.  He studies early medieval history and is working on a dissertation on late Carolingian warfare. He assists the editors of the Austrian History Yearbook and the Austrian Studies Newsmagazine, as well as helping out with the day-to-day operations of the Center.

2014-2015 CAS/BMWF Doctoral Research Fellow: Carl Neumayr

Carl Neumayr is in the Department of Sociology at the University of Graz. He is in Minnesota to work on his PhD thesis, which concerns quantitative approaches to faculty surveys in the United States and Austria. Carl will also be assisting the Center, especially in the area of new media.