|Gary B. Cohen||Director|
|Linda Andrean||Administrative Manager|
|Anne Carter||Graduate Research Assistant|
|Nicole Phelps||Assistant Editor, Austrian History Yearbook|
|Barbara Reiterer||2006-07 CAS/BMBWK Research Fellow|
|Annett Richter||Assistant Editor, Austrian History Yearbook|
Dr. Cohen was appointed director of the Center in 2001. He also serves as a full professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of History. Cohen was educated at the University of Southern California (B.A., 1970) and Princeton University (M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1975). He was a member of the University of Oklahoma history faculty from 1976 to 2001, where he taught courses on modern European social and political history and East-Central Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 1995 the University of Oklahoma Regents recognized his service to that university with the Regents' Award for Outstanding University and Professional Service.
Dr. Cohen's research has focused on social development, ethnic group relations, and education in modern Austria and the Czech lands. His publications include two books, The Politics of Ethnic Survival: Germans in Prague, 1861-1914 (Princeton University Press, 1981; rev. second ed, Purdue University Press, 2006) and Education and Middle-Class Society in Imperial Austria, 1848-1918 (Purdue University Press, 1996); articles in The Journal of Modern History, Central European History, The Austrian History Yearbook, The East European Quarterly, Jewish History, and The Social Science Quarterly; and numerous book chapters. Grants from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the United States Department of Education, and the University of Oklahoma Research Council have supported his research.
For a complete curriculum vitae, please go to Gary Cohen's university web page.
Ms. Andrean, holder of a B.A. in Anthropology and History and a B.S. in secondary education, comes to the CAS after twenty years of service in the Academic Health Center, including work for the Cancer Protocol Review Committee, the Medical School, and the School of Public Health, with financial and human resources responsibilities. At CAS, she oversees the administration and financial management of the Center, and is heavily involved in program planning, fundraising, and both student and community outreach.
Mr. Pinkerton holds an M.F.A. in playwriting and an M.A. in European history. He was hired as a professional editor in fall 1994. Prior to that, he worked as a graduate research assistant at the Center. He has been the editor and art director of the Austrian Studies Newsletter since 1992 and the CAS Annual Report since 1991. Mr. Pinkerton is also the Center for Austrian Studies website coordinator, performs other design- and editorial-related duties, and assists the director in special projects.
Ms. Carter, a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Minnesota, will begin her duties at the Center in August, 2006. She will be doing editorial work on CAS conference volumes and working papers.
Ms. Phelps, a Ph.D. candidate in Modern European and American history at the University of Minnesota, is the outgoing assistant editor for the Austrian History Yearbook.
Ms. Reiterer is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Vienna. Her duties will include coordinating the CAS Lecture Series and the CAS Student Outreach Group (the latter with Linda Andrean), editing the website, and assisting the director. She will begin in September 2006.
Ms. Richter, a native of Halle, Germany, came to the Center for Austrian Studies in the Fall of 2005. Annett is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at the University of Minnesota School of Music. She holds the equivalent of an M.A. in American Studies from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and has completed master’s degrees in Musicology and Guitar Performance at the University of Minnesota. She was conference coordinator for the spring 2006 CAS conference and has been an editorial assistant for the ASN. In spring 2006, she began a transition to assistant editor of the AHY.