Gary B Cohen

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae


  • Central and Eastern Europe, 1740-1939
  • Austria and Germany, 1790-1939
  • modern European social and political history
  • modern European Jewish history
  • ethnic minorities in modern Europe
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Director, Center for Austrian Studies:


  • Book project, "Society, Popular Politics, and the State in Late Imperial Austria": an interpretive synthesis on the evolving relationship of society and the state in the Habsburg Monarchy from 1890 to World War I, 1996
  • Education and Middle-Class Society in Imperial Austria. Cohen, Gary, West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1996.
  • Neither Absolutism nor Anarchy: New Narratives on Society and Government in Late Imperial Austria: Cohen, Gary, Austrian History Yearbook, 29(1) 37-61, 1998.
  • The Politics of Ethnic Survival: Germans in Prague, 1861-1914, revised 2nd ed. Cohen, Gary, W. Lafayette: Purdue University Press, Author, 2006.
  • Nationalist Politics & the Dynamics of State & Civil Society in the Habsburg: Cohen, Gary, Central European History, 40 241-78, 2007.