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Professor of History, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow of History - Class of Spring 2011


Pieter M. Judson is an expert on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states, and Professor of History at Swarthmore College. In 2010 the Austrian Government awarded the Vogelsang State Prize to his book Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria (Harvard, 2006). The book also won prizes from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and the Czechoslovak Studies Association. Judson’s other books include Exclusive Revolutionaries. Liberal Politics, Social Experience and National Identity in the Austrian Empire 1848-1914 (Michigan, 1996), winner of the American Historical Association’s Herbert Baxter Adams prize; Wien Brennt! Die Revolution von 1848 und ihr liberales Erbe (BöhlauVerlag, 1998); a co-edited volume, Constructing Nationalities in East Central Europe (Berghahn Press, 2005); and The Habsburg Empire, published by Harvard in 2016. Currently editor of the Austrian History Yearbook, Judson is a recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna, German Marshall Fund, and the Fulbright Program.