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Alison Frank Johnson

Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-Chair

Biography

Alison Frank Johnson

Frank is Professor of History at Harvard. She is interested in transnational approaches to the history of modern Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the Habsburg Empire and its successor states. Her first book, Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia (2005), was awarded the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize, the Austrian Cultural Forum Book Prize, and was co-winner of the Polish Studies Association’s Orbis Prize in Polish Studies. Her current book project, Invisible Empire: A New Global History of Austria, focuses on the Adriatic port city of Trieste and the Habsburg Monarchy’s participation in global commerce in the long nineteenth century. Other interests include slavery, serfdom, and their abolition in Europe and the Mediterranean; the global history of capital punishment and its abolition; and environmental history. Frank is Associate Director of the Center for History and Economics.

Affiliations

  • Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, New Directions in European History, CES, Harvard University

Courses

Category Course
undergraduate German Empires, 1848-1948 HIST 1265 - Fall 2017
undergraduate Central Europe: Seminar HIST 2260 - Fall 2017
 
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