portrait of Dr. Leslie Waters

Dr. Leslie Waters

Oct. 3, 2019—Dr. Leslie Waters, assistant professor of history at the University of Texas at El Paso, will present a talk titled “Borderlands and Ethnic Cleansing in World War II Eastern Europe” at noon Friday, Oct. 11 in Popplewell Hall, room 104 on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Dr. Waters’ talk, part of the Mary Boder History Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Waters is a scholar of Central and Eastern European history, borderlands. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a Mellon post-doctoral fellow in European Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is a two-time Fulbright fellow, which gave her the opportunity to research in Hungary (2009) and Slovak Republic (2016). Dr. Waters is a member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and an executive board member of the Hungarian Studies Association and the Slovak Studies Association. She has published articles in Contemporary European History and Hungarian Historical Review. In 2014, the Hungarian Studies Association recognized her with the Mark Pittaway Prize for Best Scholarly Article in Hungarian Studies.

The Mary Boder History Speaker Series is sponsored by the Mary Boder Trust and hosted by Missouri Western’s Department of History and Geography.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.