Janek Wasserman

Dr. Janek Wasserman

Assistant Professor

ian.wasserman@ua.edu
Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis, 2010

Research Interests

  • European Intellectual History
  • Modern German History
  • Central European History
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Holocaust

Specialties

Courses Taught

  • Holocaust: History and Memory
  • History of Fascism
  • Modern German History
  • Western Civilization

Recent Publications

  • Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014).
  • “Österreichische Aktion: Monarchism, Authoritarianism, and the Unity of the Austrian Conservative Ideological Field during the First Republic,” Central European History 47, no. 1 (May 2014).
  • “The Austro-Marxist Struggle for ‘Intellectual Workers’: the Lost Debate on the Question of Intellectuals in Interwar Vienna,” Modern Intellectual History 9, no. 2 (August 2012).

Conference Presentations

  • ““The Influence of Austrian Economics in Mid-Century America and Europe” Austrian National Bank lecture, Vienna Austria, October 2015 .
  • “Postwar Austrian Economics and Theories of International Trade and Finance” Duke University History of Political Economy workshop, Durham NC, October 2015.
  • “Beyond Hayek and Mises: The Preservation of an Austrian School of Economics in America” Quiet Invaders workshop, Vienna Austria, June 2015.
  • “Austrian Economics: Made in the USA” Organization of American Historians, St. Louis MO, April 2015.
  • “Imported from Vienna or Made in America? An Intellectual History of Austrian Economics, 1918-1974” CenterAustria lecture, New Orleans, LA, March 2015.
  • “What Makes Austrian Economics Austrian? On the Constitution (and Reconstitution) of Intellectual Movements” German Studies Association, Kansas City MO, September 2014.
  • “Between Debates: The Research Program of Austrian Economics in the 1920s” History of Economics Society, Montreal QC, June 2014.
  • “Austrian Economics in Exile: Imported from Vienna or Made in America?” Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Irvine CA, November 2013.

Awards and Honors

  • Rockefeller Archive Center Grant-in-Aid (Summer 2015)
  • Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies [BIAAS] Fellowship (2014-2015)
  • Research Grants Committee Fellowship, University of Alabama (2012-2014)
  • Volkswagen Foundation Exchange (2011-2012 [declined])
  • Austrian Cultural Forum Travel Award (October 2010; October 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, New Europe College Institute for Advanced Studies, Bucharest, Romania (2010-11 [declined])
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies [FLAS] Fellowship in Hungarian, Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages, Indiana University (Summer 2010)
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