Borderlands and Ethnic Cleansing in World War II Eastern Europe
October 11 @ 12:00 pm
Prof. Leslie Waters from the University of Texas, El Paso will be discussing the Holocaust in the borderlands of Hungary. In particular, she will explore how geopolitical transformation shaped methods of ethnic cleansing in East Central Europe.
Dr. Leslie Waters is a scholar of Central and Eastern European history, borderlands, and forced migration at the University of Texas, El Paso. Dr. Waters received her MA and PhD 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, VA. 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.