Balazs Szelenyi, PhD

PhD (History), University of California–Los Angeles
MA (History), University of California–Los Angeles

Balazs Szelenyi

Balazs Szelenyi is director of faculty at NU Global and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Global Pathways and American Classroom programs, which prepare international students for admission to undergraduate and graduate degree programs. His research interests include the impact of the 17th-century crisis on Eastern European urban development and the growth of ethnic cleansing and genocide in the 20th century. Dr. Szelenyi has published articles in the American Historical ReviewPast and PresentTheory and Society, and Social History. He is the author of the monograph The Failure of the Central European Bourgeoisie and editor of the book Cores, Peripheries, and Globalization. Currently, Dr. Szelenyi is working on a book titled From Minorities to Übermensch, as well as numerous articles related to his growing interest in genocide studies.

Previously, Dr. Szelenyi taught at the University of California–Los Angeles, Pomona College, George Mason University, and Boston College. From 1999 to 2005, he conducted archival research in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Austria, and Germany. He has received post-doctoral research fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for Humanities, and the German Marshall Fund. Dr. Szelenyi has been a research scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. In 2003, he was selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar for his research on ethnic conflict, one of 30 recipients worldwide.

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