Kristina Poznan received her B.A. in 2008 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, completing a major in History and teaching certification in social studies. After finishing her M.A. coursework at William & Mary, she spent the 2009-2010 academic year as a Fulbright fellow in Hungary. She taught courses in American history and culture at the Károli Gáspár Reformed University in Budapest. Kristina became ABD in April 2012 upon passing comprehensive exams in Early America, 19th-c. America, 20th-c. America, and Central & Eastern Europe. Her dissertation explores identity formation and ethnic politics among Austro-Hungarian immigrants in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Kristina will be on leave in Spring 2013 on the Fulbright Austrian-Hungarian Joint Research Award at the University of Vienna and Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem. In addition to her graduate studies, she assists with publications at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and with research for Bedford/St. Martin's America's History textbook, and teaches at the National Institute of American History & Democracy’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Program.