My name is Shawn Clybor (Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2010). I am a college professor and researcher who specializes in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, including Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, etc. My research focuses on the first half of the twentieth century, but my teaching spans the entire modern period (1550-Present). I am interested in radical political ideologies and the efforts of their adherents to legitimize political violence, including such movements such fascism, Nazism, communism, and nationalism more broadly.
I have taught undergraduate and graduate level college courses on Modern Germany, Eastern Europe, Antisemitism, and Nationalism. In the rare moment when I am not working or teaching, I am usually traveling, attending concerts, or mountain biking. My favorite television programs include Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Battlestar Galactica. I occasionally plays video games—but for purely academic reasons. My favorite authors include Stanislaw Lem, Gunter Grass, and Franz Kafka.