Janek Wasserman



  • PhD, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2010

Research Areas

  • European History
  • Military and Naval History


Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

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

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)

Selected Publications