Assistant Professor of History, Hunter College, City University of New York

Iryna Vushko specializes in the history of modern Eastern Europe. She received her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2008 and has held several post-doctoral fellowships in Europe and at Harvard.  At Hunter she teaches courses on modern Europe, Eastern Europe, imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Her first monograph, The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867, is forthcoming with Yale University Press. She is currently working on the second book, tentatively titled From Empire to Nation States, which traces the lives of twenty-five individuals who started their careers in the Austrian Empire and who after 1918 parted ways into different successor states.