Jordan is an international historian whose work crosses many boundaries. Her interests include the evolution of twentieth-century European conflicts of mechanized death against civilians as well as combatants. She recently developed an interest in medical history and its intersection with war, epidemics, and imperialism in the context of the Balkan Wars and World War I. Jordan’s published work is on the military, economic, and diplomatic history of interwar Europe. Her book, The Popular Front and Central Europe: the Dilemmas of French Impotence 1918–1940 (1992), won the AHA’s George Louis Beer Prize, and was chosen by the ACLS for its Humanities E-book Project. She has taught at the Universities of Illinois, Chicago, and Oxford, and has been an NEH and Guggenheim fellow.
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Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois