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. Recently, she was elected Chair of COST Action 18204 “Dynamics of Placemaking and Digitization in Europe’s cities,” which aims to empower citizens to contribute with citizen’s knowledge, digitization, and placemaking to diverse ways of interpreting local identities in European cities.

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. Her publication The Many Voices of Europe: Mobility and Migration in Contemporary Europe, co-edited with Gisela Brinker-Gabler, was published as part of the “Conflict and Culture” series by De Gruyter in January 2020. Further, her book article “Emmy Hennings: Der Mensch als Weib” will be included in the forthcoming 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.