Research

I am currently working on an article on the transnational impact of Hungarian psychoanalytic approaches to crime during the Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919).      



My next project on the transnational politics of sport during the Cold War era will look at the ways in which governments on opposing sides of the Cold War used sport as way of communicating and controlling the image of themselves as well as of the Other.  Continuing to pursue my interest in the relationship between gender, political systems and information exchange, I will explore how sport became a symbolic site upon which both international and national politics were visibly contested.  My investigation will be comparative, examining how over the course of the Cold War, the media utilized gender and sexuality in shaping the representation and image of their own athletes as well as those across the Iron Curtain.