Katherine R. Jolluck

Katherine R. Jolluck

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Department of History, MC 2024
Stanford, CA 94305-2024

Department of History


Katherine R. Jolluck is a Senior Lecturer in East European History, with interests in twentieth century Eastern Europe, the Second World War, women and war, women in communist societies, and human trafficking.  She has been at Stanford since 2001. She is also Faculty Coordinator, Public History/Public Service Track  and Faculty Fellow, Haas Center for Public Service and Faculty Fellow, HANDA Center for Human Rights & International Justice. She previously taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Naval Post-Graduate School. Jolluck is the author of Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union during WWII (2002), Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile, with Jehanne M Gheith (2011), as well as several articles. She is on the Faculty Steering Committees of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Haas Center for Public Service.  Additionally, she is a member of the Feminist Studies Resource Faculty and is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Europe Center, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Jolluck is on the Editorial Board of Aspasia, the yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History (published by Berghahn Books).

She was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria in 2005.  She has also been a postdoctoral fellow at the American Council of Learned Societies for the Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Eastern Europe in 1997-98; a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace in 1996 and 1997; a MacArthur Foundation fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control in 1993-94; recipient of the American Fellowship at the American Association of University Women in 1993-94; recipient of the Domestic Scholarship from the Kosciuszko Foundation in 1993-94; and a graduate fellow at the Humanities Center in 1991-92.

Jolluck is co-founder and Steering Committee member of No Traffick Ahead, the largest multi-
county, multi-disciplinary workgroup in greater Northern California dedicated to combating human trafficking in all forms. She is an Advisory Committee member of Freedom from Slavery (an annual forum for leaders of the global anti-human trafficking and anti-slavery movement to meet, discuss best practices, identify gaps in the field, and brainstorm new ideas). 
  • Twentieth Century Eastern Europe
  • East European Women and War in the Twentieth Century
  • Approaches to Women and War
  • War and Women in Russia
  • The Woman Question in Modern Russia
  • Women's Activist Response to War
  • Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II
  • Poles and Jews
  • Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives
  • Modern Eastern Europe
  • Modern Poland
  • Modern Russia/Soviet Union
  • Women and War
  • Gender and Nationality
  • Human Trafficking

“Life and Fate: Race, Nationality, Class, and Gender in Wartime Poland,” in Catherine Baker, ed., Gender in 20th-Century Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (London: Palgrave, forthcoming).

 “Women in the Crosshairs: Violence Against Women During World War II,” Australian Journal of Politics and History (forthcoming).

“The Future of Work: A Living Wage and Freedom for Today's Slaves,” Pacific Standard (Nov./Dec. 2015)

“Combating the Trafficking of Women in Eastern Europe,” Program on Human Rights Working Paper Stanford University (June 2012).
 Preface, in Maps of Memory: Trauma, Identity and Exile in Deportation Memoirs from the Baltic States, ed. Violeta Davoliute and Tomas Balkelis (Vilnius: Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, 2012). 
“Anti-Trafficking Efforts and the Protection of Human Rights in Eastern Europe," Review of International and European Law Vol. 16 (2011): xx-xx.

Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile, with Jehanne M Gheith (NY: Palgrave Mcamillan, 2011).

“The Nation's Pain and Women's Shame: Polish Women and Wartime Violence,” in Gender and War in Eastern Europe, ed. Nancy Wingfield and Maria Bucur (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,  Vol. 35, no. 3 (2012): 522-23, 2006).

"Gender and Antisemitism in Wartime Soviet Exile," in Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland, ed. Robert Blobaum (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005).

Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union during World War II (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002).

"You Can't Even Call them Women': Poles and 'Others' in Soviet Exile during World War II," Contemporary European History Vol. 10, no. 3 (November 2001): 463-80.

"Albania Adrift on Post-Communist Promises," San Jose Mercury News (26 Nov. 2000).

Review of Steven A. Barnes, Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society in Journal of Social History, Vol. 35, no. 3 (2012): 522-23.

Review of Julija Sukys, Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Simaite in Biography (forthcoming).

Review of Anna Krylova, Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front in Slavonic and East European Review Vol. 90, no. 2 (July 2012): 571-73.

Review of Lynne Viola, The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special Settlements in European History Quarterly Vol. 41, no. 1 (2011): 176-78.

Review of Stefan Waydenfeld, The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom in Sarmatian Review Vol. 31, no. 1 (2011).

Review of Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova and Loufti Anna (eds.), A Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms: Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries in Gender & History Vol. 21, no. 1 (2009): 228-29.

Review of Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimlett, They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland before the Holocaust in Biography Vol. 31, no. 4 (2008).

Review of Timothy Snyder, Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine in Journal of Modern History Vol. 80, no. 2 (June 2008): 459-60.

Review of Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland, 1939-1947 in Journal of Cold War Studies Vol. 9, no. 3 (Summer 2007): 201-03.

Review of Anita J. Pra┼╝mowska, Civil War in Poland, 1942-1948 in Slavic Review Vol. 65, No. 1 (Spring 2006): 167-68.

Review of Thomas Lane, Victims of Stalin and Hitler: The Exodus of Poles and Balts to Britain in American Historical Review Vol. 111, No. 1 (February 2006): 252.

Review of Kate Brown, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland in American Historical Review Vol. 110, No. 2 (April 2005): 589-90.

Review of Choi Chatterjee, Celebrating Women: Gender, Festival Culture, and Bolshevik Ideology, 1910-39 and Wendy Goldman, Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia in Journal of Modern History Vol. 77, No. 1 (2005): 260-62.

Review of Elizabeth Harvey, Women in the Nazi East: Agents and Witnesses of Germanization in Polish Review Vol. XLIX, no. 3 (2004): 999-1001.

Review of Keith Sword, Deportation and Exile: Poles in the Soviet Union, 1939-1948 in Slavic Review Vol. 55, No. 2 (Summer 1996): 473-74.



Awards and Fellowships:

  • Stanford University Faculty College, Team Leader, "Human Trafficking and Human Rights, "2012-2013. Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, AUSTRIA, Visiting Fellowship, Summer 2005.
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Junior Faculty Development Award, Fall 1999.
  • American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on Eastern Europe, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997-98.
  • Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Summer 1996 and 1997.
  • Center for International Security and Arms Control, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 1994-1995.
  • American Association of University Women, American Fellowship, 1993-1994.
  • Kosciuszko Foundation, Domestic Scholarship, 1993-94.
  • Humanities Center, Stanford University, Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1992.