Lukas Dovern is a PhD candidate in Modern East European History. He is interested in the history of international relations, Cold War history, globalization, finance, the history of capitalism, East European and Soviet cinema, transnational history, and microhistory. Based on research in archives in the United States, Germany, Poland, and Russia, his dissertation investigates how financial globalization affected domestic and international politics in Cold War Central Europe.
Lukas's research has been supported by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford, the Europe Center at Stanford, and the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. In 2017/2018, Lukas was a Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.