Leslie M. Waters is a Mellon post-doctoral fellow in European Studies. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2012 in History. Her dissertation, “Resurrecting the Nation: Felvidék and the Hungarian Territorial Revisionist Project, 1938-1946,” recently won the Radomir Luza Prize from CenterAustria. It investigates the link between contested territories, border changes, and nationalizing practices in Central and Eastern Europe through an analysis of southern Slovakia (Felvidék) as it shifted between Czechoslovak and Hungarian sovereignty. Professor Waters offers courses in European Studies and History on interwar Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and research methods.