Prof. Iris Rachamimov
Prof. Iris Rachamimov has been the director of the Cummings Center between October 2009 and October 2015. She teaches modern history of Central and Eastern Europe at the Department of History with a special emphasis on the Habsburg Monarchy. She received her Ph.D. in 2000 from Columbia University, where she studied under the guidance of István Deák. Her book POWs and the Great War: Captivity on the Eastern Front (2002) was awarded the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History for a first major work. Her article "The Disruptive Comforts of Drag" was published in the April 2006 issue of the American Historical Review. During the year 2008-2009 she has been a fellow of the Stanford Humanities Center and has written the chapter of military captivity in the forthcoming Cambridge History of Warfare. She is currently writing a book on gender and warfare entitled Islands of Men: Shifting Gender Boundaries in World War I Internment Camps.