Ph.D. Indiana university, 1989.
After Hitler, Before Stalin: Catholics, Communists, and Democrats in Slovakia, 1945-1948. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburg Press, 2009.
“Conflicts over the State Monopoly of Education in Slovakia, 1945-1948: Catholics, Communists, and Democrats,” Contemporary European History, XVII, No. 17 (November 2008), forthcoming.
The Slovak Question in the Interwar (1918-1938) and Post-War (1945-1948)
Czechoslovak Republic, Slovakia, XXXVI, (2003) pp. 7-27
"An Unlikely and Ill-Fated Courtship: Communists and Catholics in
Post-War Slovakia," Slovo, III, 2 (Winter 2002/03), pp. 26-29.
Nations and Nationalisms in East-Central Europe, 1806-1948: A Festschrift
for Peter F. Sugar, edited by Sabrina P. Ramet, James R. Felak, and
Herbert J. Ellison (Slavica Press, 2002)
"The Slovak Question in Czechoslovak Politics, 1945 to 1948,"
in Sabrina P. Ramet, James R. Felak, and Herbert J. Ellison, eds., Nations
and Nationalisms in East-Central Europe, (Slavica Press, 2002)
"Relations between the Communist and Social Democratic Parties in
Hungary in 1945," East European Quarterly, XXXIV, No. 1 (March
2000), pp. 95-130.
Entries entitled "Emil Hacha," "Andrej Hlinka," "Milan
Hodza," "Jozef Tiso," and "Vojtech Tuka," entries
in Richard Frucht, Ed., Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe; from the Congress
of Vienna to the Fall of Communism, (New York: Garland Publishing,
"At the Price of the Republic:" Hlinka's Slovak People's
Party, 1929-1938. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.
"Priests in East Central European Politics: Ignaz Seipel, Jan Sramek,
and Andrej Hlinka," in Sabrina Petra Ramet and Donald Treadgold,
eds., Render Unto Caesar: The Religious Sphere in World Politics.
Washington, D.C.: American University Press, 1995.
"Social Democratic-Communist Relations in Interwar Czechoslovakia,"
in East Central Europe, XVIII, No. 2 (1991), pp. 155-176
"Slovak Considerations of the Slovak Question in Interwar Czechoslovakia:
The Ludak, Agrarian, Socialist and Communist Views," in The Czech
and Slovak Experience; Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress
for Soviet and East European Studies, Harrogate, 1990, Edited by John
Morrison, (The MacMillan Press, London, 1992 and St. Martin's Press, New
York, 1992), pp. 136-163.
Essay analyzing Slovak national politics from 1848 to 1989 as part of
a discussion by six specialists on Czech-Slovak relations, in Bohemia;
Zeitschrift fur Geschichte und Kultur der bohmischen Lander, Vol.
XXXII, No. 1 (1991), pp. 60-62.
"The Congress of the Young Slovak Intelligentsia of June, 1932-Its
Context, Course, and Consequences," in Nationalities Papers,
Vol. XXI, No. 2 (Fall, 1993), pp. 107-127.
Research in Progress
A book-length manuscript on the travels of Pope John Paul II to his native Poland during and after the Communist
Future research interests include religion, nationalism, and politics
in East Central Europe, in particular Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and
Poland, in the 20th century