Geography and Methods
Thematic Research Area
My main research areas include the history of East and Central Europe, Habsburg Central Europe, Modern Germany, and Environmental History. Ongoing research interests include the environmental history of the “Black Triangle,” an industrial and coal mining region spanning Poland, Chechoslovakia, and East Germany; and the history of open-pit mining in the twentieth century.
My most recent book, Cleansing the Czechoslovak Borderlands: Migration, Environment, and Health in the Former Sudetenland (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016), examines the long-term legacies of forced migration in Central and Eastern Europe.