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Ms. Nicole Eaton

Nicole Eaton
2012-2013 Cummings Foundation Fellowship

"The City in Amber: Urban Space and Everyday Life in Königsberg-Kaliningrad"

Professional Background

Nicole Eaton is finishing her PhD in European History from the University of California at Berkeley. The subject of her dissertation is, “The City in Amber: Urban Space and Everyday Life in Königsberg-Kaliningrad.”

Eaton is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including the ASN Best Doctoral Student Paper Award from the Association for the Study of Nationalities Conference, New York, 2010; the Berlin Program in Advanced German and European Studies, from Berlin Germany, 2011 to 2012; the Woodrow Wilson Center Charlotte M. Newcombe Memorial Fellowship, from Berkeley, California, 2010 to 2012; and the SSRC Eurasia Dissertation Fellowship, from Berkeley, California, 2010-2011.

Fellowship Research

Eaton has presented a variety of papers, including recently, “The Fate of the German Population in Kaliningrad as Means to Study Late Stalinism,” at the East European History Colloquium, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, January 2012; “Amber City: Space and Everyday Life in Königsberg-Kaliningrad,” at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Berlin, December 2011; “Between Rehabilitation and Contamination: State and Party Rhetoric in Kaliningrad and the Fate of the German Population, 1945-1948,” at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, June 2011; and “Sacred Revenge: Justifying Red Army Violence against German Civilians in East Prussia,” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Los Angeles, November 2010.

Ms. Eaton was in residence at the Center from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013.