Andrea R. Orzoff

History Department MSC 3H                                                               2265 Durango Court

New Mexico State University                                                              Las Cruces, NM 88011

Las Cruces, NM 88003-3001                                                     

Office: 575.646.4612.                                                                         Home: 575.523.9634.



Stanford University, Ph.D., Modern European History, December 2000.

Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, with distinction; departmental major in

English. June 1991.



Associate Professor of History, New Mexico State University, 2008-present.

Assistant Professor of History, New Mexico State University, 2002-2008.

College Assistant Professor of History, New Mexico State University, 2000-2002.

Lecturer, History and Political Science, Stanford University, 1999.



New Mexico State University New Frontiers Institute Senior Scholar, 2013.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Hess Seminar Follow-Up Scholar, Washington, DC, 2012.

Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, affiliated scholar with the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung,

Berlin and Potsdam, Germany, 2010.

New Mexico State University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award,


National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award, 2005-2006.

American Council of Learned Societies East European Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005.

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellowship, Berlin, Germany, 2002.

New Mexico State University Arts and Sciences Research Mini-Grant, 2000.

Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation MacArthur Fellow, 1998-1999.

National Security Education Program Fellow, Prague, Czech Republic and Krakow, Poland, 1997-1998.

American Council of Learned Societies, East European Dissertation Fellowship, 1997-1998.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Independent Opportunity Research Grant, Prague,

Czech Republic, 1996-1997.

Fulbright Student Fellowship, 1996-1997. (declined)

American Council of Learned Societies Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant, Prague, Czech Republic, 1995.

American Council of Learned Societies East European Language Training Grant, Prague, Czech Republic,


History Department Fellowship, Stanford University, 1993-1997.



Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948. Oxford University Press, New York, 2009. Paperback edition issued 2011. Reviewed in Journal of Modern History, Slavic Review, the Austrian History Yearbook, Soudobé Dějiny, Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropaforschung, Journal of Contemporary History, HABSBURG (H-Net), Neue Politische Literatur. Cited in the New York Review of Books (June 7, 2012) and the Atlantic (September 2012).


Beethoven in Buenos Aires: Exiles, Refugees, Fugitives, and the Politics of Music in Latin America, 1933-

1960, in progress, to be submitted to Oxford University Press.


Taking Up the PEN: Cultural Politics in Europe’s Cold War, in progress.






“Writing Across the Wall: The German PEN Clubs and East-West Dialogue, 1964-1968,” in Libora

Oates-Indruchova and Thomas Lindenberger, eds., Demarcations and Border-Crossings: Borders

in Social and Cultural Practice of Communist and Postcommunist Europe, forthcoming 2013.


“Of Eggs and Steam Hammers: Wolf Biermann, Stefan Heym, and PEN International,” in progress.


“Fiery-Eyed Moderates: The Complexities of Liberalism in Interwar Czechoslovakia,” in progress.


“The Husbandman: The Interwar Personality Cult of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk,” Austrian History Yearbook 39 (2008): 121-137.


“ ‘The Literary Organ of Politics’: Tomáš Masaryk and Political Journalism, 1925-1929,”

Slavic Review 63/2 (Summer 2004): 275-300.


“The Empire Without Qualities: Austro-Hungarian Newspapers and the Outbreak of War in

1914,” in Troy Paddock, ed., A Call to Arms: Propaganda, Public Opinion, and Newspapers in the Great War, Praeger Press (2004): 161-198.


“Prague P.E.N. and Cultural Nationalism, 1924-1938,” Nationalities Papers 29/2 (2001): 243-265.



Buchheim, Ivaničková, Kaiserová, Zimmermann, eds., Die Tschechoslowakei und die beiden deutschen

Staaten (Klartext 2010), German Studies Review, forthcoming.


Paulina Bren, The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring

(Cornell University Press 2010), Austrian History Yearbook, forthcoming.


Greg Barnhisel and Catherine Turner, Pressing the Fight: Print, Propaganda, and the Cold War

(University of Massachusetts 2010), J-History, forthcoming.   


Stanley Hordes, To the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico, Public

Historian 33/3 (2011):143-145.


Philip Spencer and Howard Wollman, eds., Nations and Nationalism: A Reader (2005), Political Studies

Review 2009 (7): 108-109.


Patrick Collier, Modernism on Fleet Street (2006), April 2010, J-History, H-Net  Reviews.  


Mark Cornwall and R.J.W. Evans, Czechoslovakia In a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918-1948 (2007),

             March 2010, HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews.


John Rodden, Textbook Reds: Schoolbooks, Ideology, and Eastern German Identity (2006), German

             Studies Review 32 (2009): 198.


Peter Kenez,  Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in

             Hungary, 1944-1948 (2006), German Studies Review 32 (2009): 182.


Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur, eds., Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe (2006),

             March 2009, H-Ideas, H-Net Reviews.


Tatjana Tönsmeyer, Das Dritte Reich und die Slowakei 1939-1945: Politischer Alltag zwischen

Kooperation und Eigensinn (2003), Austrian History Yearbook. 39 (2008): 229.


Karoline von Oppen, The Role of the Writer and the Press in the Unification of Germany, 1989-1990

(2000), on J-History and H-German, H-Net Reviews, August 2006.


Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdeněk Mlynář, Conversations with Gorbachev (2002), Ab Imperio 4 (2005): 464-



Radomir Luža, The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance (2002), The Historian 66/4: 882-883.

Uta Poiger, Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany (2000)

German Politics and Societies 17/3 (Fall 2001): 117-122.


Ivan Berend, Decades of Crisis: Central and Eastern Europe Before World War II (1998), Austrian History

History Yearbook 33 (Summer 2001): 307-308.


 “Under the Red Star,” (review of Heda Margolius Kovaly, Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-

1968), HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews, June, 1998.



Heda M. Kovaly, “In Conversation with One Eye Open,” Jedním okem/One Eye Open 2/2 (Summer 2002),

Special Issue on Gender and Historical Memory. Co-translation with Marci Shore and Elizabeth Papazian.



Discussant, “Intercultural Transfer,” German Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, October 2012.


“Beethoven in Buenos Aires: Holocaust Refugees, Nazi Fugitives, and the Politics of Music in Latin America, 1933-1960,” Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, July 2012.


“Arriving in America: Insights on Immigration and Migration,” Immigration and Human Rights, New Mexico State University, June 2012.


“Writing Through the Curtain: West German PEN and Czech Dissidents, 1968-1980,” Czechoslovak Studies Workshop, University of Texas at Austin, April 2012.


“Writing Across the Wall: The German PEN Clubs and East-West Dialogue, 1964-1968,” From the Iron Curtain to the Schengen Area: Bordering Communist and PostCommunist Europe, Vienna, Austria, September 2011.


Invited speaker, “Cold War Culture and the PEN,” Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Vienna, Austria, September 27, 2011.


Keynote address “Sound Speaking: The Politics of Music,” graduate student conference on transnationalism and East-Central European history, Cornell University, March 2011.


Invited speaker, “US Cultural Diplomacy in Eastern Europe,” talks for Jam Session: America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World, at the Branigan Cultural Center and Las Cruces High School, January 2011.


Invited speaker, “Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948,” Oriel College, Oxford University, United Kingdom, June 8, 2010.


Invited speaker, “Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948,” Osteuropa Seminar, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, May 2, 2010.


Invited speaker, “National Myths Abroad: The Czechoslovak Idea in Europe, 1918-1948,” Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, March 11, 2010.


Invited speaker, “The Myth of the Golden Republic: Czechoslovak Myth and Propaganda, 1914-1948,” Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 19, 2008.


Invited speaker, “’Pinhead Pacifists’ and Other Problems: Cultural Diplomacy in Interwar Central Europe,” Center for European Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, September 17, 2008.


Invited speaker,  “Battle for the Castle: Czechoslovakia’s Difficulties Abroad,” East European and Slavic Reading Group, Yale University, New Haven, CT, September 15, 2008.


“Hic Sunt Leones: Interwar Competitive Propaganda in Central Europe,” Czechoslovak Studies Workshop, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 2008.


Discussant, “A Second Look at the First Draft of History: Media, Revolution, and the Fall of Communism,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, November, 2007.


“Creating the Personality Cult of Tomáš Masaryk, 1914-1948,” Der Führer im Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts: Forschungen zu Kult und Herrschaft der Führer-Regime in Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa. Analysen, Konzepte, und Vergleiche, Herder-Institut, Marburg, Germany, October 11-13, 2007.


“State Saint: The Interwar Personality Cult of Tomáš Masaryk,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., November, 2006. (panel organizer)


 “‘Immigrants and Colonists’? Or, How Czechoslovakia Mythologized Its Germans After 1918,” German Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA, September-October 2006.


“Teaching Borders” roundtable participant, Lineae Terrarum, University of Texas at El Paso, New Mexico State University, and Colegio de la Frontera, Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, March 2006. (panel organizer)


“Battle for the Castle: Competitive Propaganda in Interwar Eastern Europe,” Culture and International History III, Frankfurt, Germany, December 2005.


“The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation,” roundtable participant, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2005.                 


Invited speaker, “The Myth of the Golden Republic: Czech Nationalism in the Twentieth Century,” Woodrow Wilson International Center, East European Studies Program, Noon Discussion Series, Washington, D.C., September 13, 2005.


“Teaching Borders,” at Crossing Borders: A Conference on Histories, Theories, and Identities, University of Glamorgan, Wales, co-sponsored by the Center for Comparative European History, Freie Universität, Berlin, December 2004.


“Propaganda and European Identity in Interwar Eastern Europe,” Rocky Mountain European Studies Conference, Brigham Young University, October 2004.


 “Czechoslovak Intellectuals and Nationalist Propaganda, 1918-1938,” Pacific Coast East European Historians’ Workshop, Stanford University, May 2002.


“Propagandizing the President: Masaryk, the Pátečníci, and the Myth of the Golden Republic,” Czech Studies Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2001.


“Masaryk, Saint of the State: Political Hagiography in Czechoslovakia, 1928-1938,” American Historical Association, Boston, MA, January 2001. (panel organizer)


“The New Year’s Eve Scandal: The Friday Men and Czechoslovak Politics, 1926-1928,” Southwest Slavic Association, University of Texas, Austin, TX, February 2000.


Invited speaker, “Philosopher-Kings and Technocrats: Intellectuals in Czech Politics,” Woodrow Wilson International Center, East European Studies Program, Noon Discussion Series, Washington, D.C. January 1999.


“Writing Democracy: The Friday Men and Journalistic Politics in Interwar Prague,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, WA, November 1997. (panel organizer)


“The Thinking Man's Democracy:  The Friday Group and the Czechoslovak Republic, 1922-1938,” Junior Scholars Training Seminar, Woodrow Wilson International Center, East European Studies Program, Wye Woods, August 1997.



Survey courses from the Age of Exploration to the present; upper-division courses on World War I, the Holocaust, Modern Germany, the European City, Twentieth-Century Europe, European Thought and Culture; undergraduate research seminar on the Cold War, graduate reading seminars (Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers; History, Myth and Memory), graduate research seminars



Consultant, Simone (screenplay about the Second World War in France), written by Mark Medoff, NMSU

faculty member, author of Tony-Award winning play Children of a Lesser God.

Referee of book and article manuscripts for Oxford University Press, University of Nebraska Press, Fondo

Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Lima, Peru), Contemporary European

History, Central European History, Slavic Review, Journal of Modern History, Central Europe,

Austrian History Yearbook.



Organizer of “Arriving in America,” six-week lecture series on the history of immigration to the United

States. Raised $15,000; organized seven collaborating institutions and organizations, including

NMSU’s Confucius Institute and the University Programs Division at the U.S. Holocaust

Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Studies; dealt with logistics and publicity. Attendance

between 175 and 350 people at each lecture. Developed longstanding relationship with USHMM

University Programs division as one of their target Hispanic-serving institutions.

Ex officio member, Fulbright/Marshall/Rhodes Interview Committee, Office of National Scholarships and

International Education, Honors College, 2002-present.

Graduate Director, History Department, 2010-2011, 2007.

Participant, NEH Focus Grant, “Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers, History Department, 2003.

Participant, NEH Focus Grant, “Understanding Islam,” College of Arts and Sciences, 2002-2003.



American Historical Association

German Studies Association

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Czechoslovak Studies Association



Czech, German: excellent reading, very good speaking ability

Spanish: excellent reading and speaking ability

Polish, Slovak: good reading ability, basic conversational ability

French: reading knowledge



Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, History

Department, Stanford University

Pieter Judson, Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History and International Relations, Swarthmore College

Hugh LeCaine Agnew, Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

Nancy Wingfield, Professor of History, Northern Illinois University

Sandra McGee Deutsch, Professor of History, University of Texas at El Paso