Director, Center for the Study of Human Trafficking South-Central Pennsylvania
- Ph.D., Charles University, Prague, CZ, History: Dissertation: Czech Emigration Beyond the Mississippi, 1860-1900
- M.A., University of Nebraska-Kearney, History: Thesis: Dr. Olga Stastny, Her Service to Nebraska and the World
- B.A., (Honors), Southampton University, UK, Modern European and American History: Bachelor’s Dissertation: A Decision to Support Tito in WWII: British and U.S. Perspectives
- 2012-Present: Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University
- 2012-Present: Visiting Scholar, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana Univeristy
- 2011-Present: Associate Instructor, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, Indiana – on-line instructor
- 2011-Present: Associate Instructor, International Studies Department, Indiana University
- 2014-2015: Associate Instructor, Franklin College, Indiana
- 2012: Associate Instructor, Labor Studies Program, Indiana University
- 2010: Visiting Scholar, International Studies Program and Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University
- 2009: Professor, University of Virginia Semester at Sea
- 2002-2009: Assistant Professor, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
- 2008: Professor, University of Virginia Summer Semester at Sea
- 1995-2009: Assistant Professor, University of West Bohemia at Pilsen, Czech Republic
- 2003: Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Spring
- 1997-2000: Instructor, British Studies Project, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic
- 1993: Adjunct Faculty, Midwestern College, Kearney, Nebraska
- 1992: Adjunct Faculty, Troy State University Montgomery, Alabama
- 1988-1990: Assistant Professor, Department of History and Department of Modern Languages and Literature, University of Nebraska
- 2012: Global Human Trafficking: A Bibliography, 2000-2010. Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University, Bloomington.
- 2010: Kde domov můj? Češi a Slováci v USA a jejich vazba k mateřské zemi, 1880–1920 [Where is My Homeland? Czechs and Slovaks in the USA and Their Ties to the Homeland]. Praha: Studie Narodohospodarskeho ustavu Josefa Hlavky.
- 1993: To Reap a Bountiful Harvest: Czech Immigration Beyond the Mississippi, 1850-1900. Iowa City: Rudi Publishing.
Chapters and Articles
- 2015: Meeting the Needs of Victims of Sex Trafficking: DV Victim Services as Appropriate Providers? in Domestic Violence Report. Law, Prevention, Protection, Enforcement, Treatment, Health, Vol.21, No.1, October/November, 3-4, 11-12. Co-written with T.Strout.
- 2013: Stories from Within and From Without: Czech and Slovak Immigration, 1945-Present in Slovo, National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Summer, 4-7, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- 2011: “If you catch em,’ you ought to clean ’em and fry ’em”: Immigration and Naturalization Services’ Discrimination Measures and Foreign Policy Considerations” in Milos Calda et al. Recent Perspectives: Integration of Newcomers, Prague: Dokoran. 105-119.
- 2011: “Asian Americans – a Model Minority?” in Milos Calda et al. Recent Perspectives: Integration of Newcomers, Prague: Dokoran. 119-137.
- 2007: Zkušenosti s archívy ve Spojených státech při studiu Čechů a Slováků v Severní Americe [Czech-and Slovak-American Archival Sources in the USA] in České archívy a prameny, Národní archív, 117-21.
- 2006: “The Elite, the Peasants, and Woodrow Wilson: American Slovaks and Their Ties to the Homeland, 1914-1918,” in Transcultural Localisms: Responding to Ethnicity in a Globalized World in American Studies monograph series, vol. 136, Yiorgos Kalogeras, Eleftheria Arapoglou, Linda Manney, eds., 239-52.
- 2006: “Homeland Culture Transplanted and Transformed: Czech-and Slovak-American Organizations”, in Slovo, National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Winter, 4-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- 2006: “Diaspora and Its Ties to the Homeland: The Case of Czech-Americans in the United States during World War I” in Prague Social Science Studies Territorial Studies Series TER-011, 320.
- 2006: “They Wished to Combine the Spirit of Bohemia and America: Czech Women’s Clubs in Chicago, 1890-1940—the Liberal ‘Progressive’ Type” in Kosmas: Czechoslovak and Central European Journal 19 2, Spring, 16-38.
- 2005: “A Transatlantic Bond: Czech Women’s Clubs in Chicago, 1890-1914” in Theory and Practice in English Studies. Proceedings from the Eighth Conference of English, American, and Canadian Studies 4, 201-7.
- 2004: “The Czechs in Caledonia” in Moravia from a World Perspective: Selected Papers from the 22nd World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Olomouc, 265-70.
- 2004: “When the Foreigners Arrive” in Rozvoj české společnosti v Evropské unii. Prague: Matfyzpress, 258-64.
- 2003: “In Search of Causes: Historiography of Migration: 1910-1990” Acta Universitatis Carolinae-Studia Territorialia, 2 Karolinum, Prague, 49-61.
SELECTED AWARDS and GRANTS
- 2014: Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction, Ivy Tech community College, Bloomington
- 2012-2013: Service Learning Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington
- 2011: Mary Zirin Award for best distinguished research by an independent scholar, Association for Women in Slavic Studies
- 2008-2010: Nadace Josef, Marie and Zdenka Hlávkových Foundation Research Grant (Research Project: Czech and Slovak Ties to their Mother Country)
- 2004: Michigan State University Fellowship, Newbery Library (Czechs in Chicago)
- 2004-2005: Grant Agency of the Czech Republic for Study of Immigration and Minorities
- 2003: Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholarship, History Department, University of Pittsburgh
- 2002: American Studies Research Grant, Berlin Free University
- 2001: European Union Socrates Grant, United Kingdom
- 1998: American Studies Seminar Award, Austria
- 1997: Czech Fund for the Curriculum Development of Universities, the Czech Republic
PRESENTATIONS and SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
- 2016: “Global Human Trafficking”, Labor, Migration, and the State: Past, Present, Future, Symposium, Indiana University: Re:work. Berlin, Germany. March.
- 2015: “Taken” and the (Mis)representation of Sex Trafficking, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University at Bloomington, November
- 2015:Global problems, local solutions: Fair Labor Initiative in Bloomington, IN, The Center of Excellence for Women in Technology Faculty & Ph.D. Salon, Indiana University at Bloomington, December
- 2015: Movie Influences on U.S. Media Reporting on Human Trafficking in Eastern European Countries, AWSS Conference 7th Biennial Conference Women, Gender and Transnationalism, Lexington, KY.
- 2014: From Human Rights to Human Trafficking: We Are All Born Free, Global Mini-Conference: Global Issues in World Regions, Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, IU at Bloomington, May
- 2014: Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence at Crossroads, Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy, Marquette University, April
- 2013: Stories from Eastern Europe and Elsewhere: Vulnerabilities, Survivorship Patterns and Lessons from Domestic Violence, Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, November
- 2013: Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Research, Czech Republic, Finland, June-August
- 2013: NO SWEAT, Faculty Advisor, Indiana University Bloomington
- 2013: Global Human Trafficking, Invited Lecturer, IU Mini University, Bloomington, Indiana University Bloomington
- 2013: Leaving or Staying: Personal Stories of the 20th-Centruy Czechs and Slovaks, Czech and Slovak History and Culture Conference, Invited Speaker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April
- 2010-Present: Human Trafficking, Organizer and Presenter, Film Series at Indiana University Bloomington
- 2011-Present: “The Many Faces of Human Trafficking,” Faculty Study Group, Director, Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University-Bloomington
- 2011-2013: Campus Coalition Against Trafficking, Faculty Advisor, Indiana University-Bloomington
- 2011-2013: Sokol History Project, Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Consultant
- 2012: Sex Trafficking, Research, Brazil, May-June
- 2012: Human Trafficking and Technology, Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Invited Participant, Redmond, WA, July
- 2008: “The ‘New’ and ‘Modern’ Woman: Her emergence and Existence in Interwar Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Romania,” Continuities and Changes: 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Chair and Discussant, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2005: “The U.S.A. Role in the Creation of the First Czechoslovak Republic,” Invited Speaker, Woodrow Wilson Center, Prague, Czech Republic
- 2004: “(Dis)Empowerment Though Migration: Thomas G. Masaryk and the First Experiment With Democracy: Czech and Slovak Americans’ Attitude Towards their Homeland,” 4th MESEA Conference “Ethnic Communities in Democratic Societies,” Thessaloniki, Greece
- 2003: Traditions and Perspectives of Czech politics as the End of the Century,” Invited Speaker, Seminar, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh
- 2003: “From Immigrants to Ethnics: Czech Emigration to America and the Fate of the Transatlantic Bonds at the United States of/in Europe,” Nationhood, Citizenship, Culture Conference, European Association of American Studies, Bordeaux, France
- 1989: University of Nebraska and Charles University, Prague, Academic Exchange Program Director
- Global History, Ancient History-1750 – an on-line course
- Global History, 1770-Present
- Post-1618 Global Civilization
- Russian and Soviet History
- Austro-Hungarian Empire
- Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence at Crossroads (Service learning course)
- Global Human Trafficking
- Human Rights and Social Movements
- Trafficking Labor Across Borders
- Crossings and Voyages
- Immigrant America
- European Emigration to the USA
- Comparative History of Women
- History of Eastern Europe
- Czech History and Culture
- Czech Emigration to the USA
- Post-1618 Western Civilization
Fluent: Czech, Slovak, English, Russian
Working knowledge: Slavic languages, German, French
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