Nicole Shea, Ph.D., is the Director of the Council for European Studies and the Executive Editor of EuropeNow, a global publication for a broad, multi-disciplinary educated audience. Before joining CES, Shea served as the Executive Director of the Eisenhower Leadership Center at West Point where she was instrumental in shaping the Center’s innovative interdisciplinary programs and its successful global operation. Prior to that, she spearheaded cultural affairs programs and integrative curricular development as director, art curator, and faculty for Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY Orange.

A former Rotarian Ambassadorial Scholar, she completed her undergraduate work at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany and later earned both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University.  She is currently working on putting together an anthology with Gisela Brinker-Gabler that highlights the many voices of Europe in contemporary literature of migration. Further, she is working on a book article "Emmy Hennings: Der Mensch als Weib" which will be included in the volume Women in German Expressionism: Gender, Sexuality, Activism.

Past Academic Work:

German Modernism and Gender Studies:
The Politics of Prostitution in Berlin Alexanderplatz. Peter Lang Verlag. Bern: 2007

Juvenile Literature (selected publications):
Eyewitness to History: Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Her Own Words. Gareth Stevens Publishing. New York, 2015.
Eyewitness to History: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words. Gareth Stevens Publishing. New York, 2014.
The American Revolution. Gareth Stevens Publishing. New York, 2011.

Translation Studies (selected publications):  
Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Transatlantic Relations after the Iraq War. Daniel Levy, Max Pensky, John C. Torpey. Verso, 2005.
“The Significance of Remembrance as a Motif and Structural Dimension in the Work of Ingeborg Bachmann.” Andrea Stoll. Riverside, CA: Ariadne P, 2004.




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