Thomas R. Schmidt

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? I was born and raised in Austria but spent most of my academic career in the U.S. As a result, most of my research, which explores the changing nature of journalism, is U.S.-focused. At the same time, most of my [...]

Thomas R. Schmidt2021-09-22T13:11:34+00:00

Rachel E. Scott

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? I attended the Salzburg Festival when I was performing (in a now defunct opera house) in Southern Germany in 2002. I was amazed by the incredible offerings and star-power of the festival and I was also fascinated by the positioning [...]

Rachel E. Scott2021-09-22T13:11:34+00:00

Allison Schmidt

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? When I started my dissertation research year in Germany, I had initially wanted to write about Czech-speaking immigrants in the late 19th, early 20th centuries but wasn’t sure if I had anything new to say. Very near the beginning in [...]

Allison Schmidt2021-09-22T13:11:34+00:00

Dominique K. Reill

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? I first became intrigued by Fiorello LaGuardia’s experiences in Habsburg Europe when I was researching my last book, The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire. LaGuardia had acted as the US consul to the semi-autonomous Habsburg-Hungarian [...]

Dominique K. Reill2021-09-22T16:21:05+00:00

Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? My introduction to Bettina Bauer-Ehrlich was the discovery, by happenstance, of the most fitting image for the cover of the volume Jazz in Word that I co-edited with Marc-Oliver Schuster. I was finishing up some research in Vienna in 2017 [...]

Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner2021-09-23T15:42:25+00:00

Max Gabriel Ehrenfreund

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? The socialist calculation debate, which began with an article published by Ludwig von Mises in 1920, transformed both how economists describe markets, and how philosophers and historians of science understand the character of human knowledge. I chose this topic for [...]

Max Gabriel Ehrenfreund2021-09-22T13:11:34+00:00

Megan Brandow-Faller

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? I became interested in my BIAAS related topic when undertaking the research for The Female Secession. I discovered the impact of Austrian-American emigres in spreading the Secessionist cult of child creativity to the postwar United States. The more I researched, [...]

Megan Brandow-Faller2021-09-22T13:11:34+00:00

Mikkel Dack

How did you become interested in your BIAAS-related research project? My last major project was a four-zone study of denazification activities in occupied Germany, centered around the infamous Fragebogen that was used to screen millions of citizens for employment. When researching the origins of this political survey, I discovered that [...]

Mikkel Dack2021-09-22T13:11:34+00:00