Professor Holly Case

Curriculum Vitae

Holly Case is a fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg since September 2011. She is otherwise Associate Professor of History at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Prior to Cornell she studied History and Humanities at Stanford University from 1999 to 2004, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation under the mentorship of Norman Naimark. Her book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II, was published in 2009.

Research Project

The history of social and geopolitical questions of the nineteenth and twentieth century in comparative perspective, with special emphasis on the Jewish question, the woman question, the worker question, the Polish question and the Eastern question. The project considers the relationship between social and geopolitical questions and, by extension, between western and eastern Europe.

Main areas of research

  • Territorial revision and treatment of minorities
  • World War II
  • East-Central Europe
  • History of European renewal and federative schemes
  • Relationship between social policy and foreign relations



  • AHA (American Historical Association)
  • ASN (Association for the Study of Nationalities)
  • ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) -- formerly AAASS
  • HSA (Hungarian Studies Association)
  • SRS (Society for Romanian Studies)


  • 2009-2011 Cornell University Press, editorial board
  • 2009-present Südost-forschungen (journal, Regensburg, Germany), editorial board
  • 2009-present Múltunk (journal, Budapest, Hungary)
  • 2008-present Rochester University Press, editorial board