Margit Reiter was awarded a fellowship of $29,760 to support her work on a book that will examine the perceptions of United States President Woodrow Wilson in Austria. The fellowship involved both primary source research through the studying of three major Austrian newspapers from 1912 to 1924 and secondary source research on books written about Wilson by Austrian scholars. The fellowship resulted in an article, “Freud, Wilson and America,” on Sigmund Freud’s psychological study set to be published in both English and German as well as a book manuscript, Perception of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in Austria during and after World War I, set to be published in 2017 in German.
Margit Reiter earned her Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 1999 and has served as a professor at the University of Vienna and Salzburg. Currently, Reiter was a fellow at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History as well as a research fellow at the University of Vienna.