Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History and International Relations
Pieter M. Judson teaches courses in modern European History that focus on topics such as nationalist conflict, revolutionary and counter revolutionary movements, and the history of sexuality. Additionally he teaches an honors seminar on European Fascism.
Judson's research interests center on Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and on Eastern Europe in the period 1815-1945.
In 2010 the Austrian Government awarded the Karl von Vogelsang State Prize to Judson's book Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria (Harvard University Press, 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 (University of Michigan Press, 1996), winner of the American Historical Association's Herbert Baxter Adams prize and the Austrian Cultural Institute's Prize for best book in 1997, and Wien Brennt! Die Revolution von 1848 und ihr liberales Erbe (Böhlau Verlag, 1998), written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the revolutions of 1848 in Central Europe. Judson also co-edited Constructing Nationalities in East Central Europe (Berghahn Press, 2005).
He currently serves as editor of the Austrian History Yearbook, a journal devoted to the history both of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and of the states that replaced it after 1918.
Judson's research takes him most frequently to Austria, but also to the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, and Italy.