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Andrea Orzoff

Andrea Orzoff
Associate Professor

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Expertise: History


Andrea Orzoff is an associate professor of European history at New Mexico State University. She completed her doctorate from Stanford University in 2000. Her book Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948 (Oxford University Press, 2009) is out in paperback, reviewed extensively, and praised in The Atlantic and the New York Review of Books.

Dr. Orzoff’s current interests lie in transnational history and the German-speaking world. She will be on leave for the calendar year 2016 on a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to work on her current book, Music in Flight, which focuses on Central European musicians who fled Nazism for Latin America. Music in Flight addresses the Holocaust in global context as well as the transnational impact of German culture. She has just finished a set of articles on the German-speaking chapters of the International PEN Club during the Cold War. Her next book will focus on defectors to Communist East Germany.

Orzoff’s articles on international organizations, East and Central European nationalism, cultural diplomacy, and propaganda and the mass media have appeared in German History, Slavic Review, the Austrian History Yearbook, Nationalities Papers, and elsewhere. She has been an invited or keynote speaker at Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Trinity College (Dublin), and Berlin’s Freie Universität. She has held a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin, Germany, awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, an IREX Independent Opportunity Research Grant, and a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellowship, among other honors.