Katherine Jolluck

Senior Lecturer

At Stanford Since

Ph.D. & M. A. Stanford University; B.A. Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Modern Eastern Europe
  • Modern Poland
  • Modern Russia/Soviet Union
  • Women and War
  • Gender and Nationality

Courses Taught

  • Twentieth Century Eastern Europe
  • Approaches to Women and War
  • East European Women and War in the Twentieth Century
  • War and Women in Russia
  • The Woman Question in Modern Russia
  • Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II
  • Poles and Jews


  • Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union during World War II (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002).
  • "Gender and Antisemitism in Wartime Soviet Exile," in Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland, ed. Robert Blobaum (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005).
  • “The Nation's Pain and Women's Shame: Polish Women and Wartime Violence,” in Gender and War in Eastern Europe, ed. Nancy Wingfield and Maria Bucur (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2006).
  • "'You Can't Even Call them Women': Poles and 'Others' in Soviet Exile during World War II," Contemporary European History Vol. 10, no. 3 (November 2001): 463-80.
  • "Albania Adrift on Post-Communist Promises," San Jose Mercury News (26 Nov. 2000).
  • Review of Kate Brown, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland in American Historical Review Vol. 110, No. 2 (April 2005): 589-90.
  • Review of Choi Chatterjee, Celebrating Women: Gender, Festival Culture, and Bolshevik Ideology, 1910-39 and Wendy Goldman, Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia in Journal of Modern History Vol. 77, No. 1 (2005): 260-62.
  • Review of Elizabeth Harvey, Women in the Nazi East: Agents and Witnesses of Germanization in Polish Review Vol. XLIX, no. 3 (2004): 999-1001.
  • Review of Keith Sword, Deportation and Exile: Poles in the Soviet Union, 1939-1948 in Slavic Review Vol. 55, No. 2 (Summer 1996): 473-74.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Visiting Fellowship, Summer 2005.
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Junior Faculty Development Award, Fall 1999.
  • American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Eastern Europe, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997-98.
  • Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Summer 1996 and 1997.
  • Center for International Security and Arms Control, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 1994-1995.
  • American Association of University Women, American Fellowship, 1993-1994.
  • Kosciuszko Foundation, Domestic Scholarship, 1993-94.
  • Humanities Center, Stanford University, Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1992.