David Crowe

Professor of History
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 101B
2335 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
crowed@elon.edu (336) 278-6425

Brief Biography

Dr. David M. Crowe is the recipient of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies’ 2010 Richard Stites Senior Scholar Award and Elon University’s Distinguished Scholar Award. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and has taught at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He has also been a Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is President Emeritus of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University and currently serves as chairman of ASN’s Advisory Board. He was a member of the Education Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 2004 and also served as chairman of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust. He is currently on the editorial boards of Nationalities Papers, Ethnopolitics, and First World War Studies.

Publications

Dr. Crowe’s most recent work is Crimes of State, Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses (2010). His The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath (2008) was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008. His 2004 Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind The List (2004), was a selection of the History Book Club and has been translated into German and Dutch. His War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice: A Global History, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

In 2007, he published the Second, Revised Edition A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia. It was also a selection of the History Book Club and has been translated into Japanese and Russian. Crowe was awarded the V. Stanley Vardys Presidents' Prize for Books on Baltic Studies by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies for his The Baltic States and the Great Powers: Foreign Relations, 1938-1940 (1993). He co-edited The Gypsies of Eastern Europe (1991/1992) and Kazakstan: History, Ethnicity, and Society, a special edition of Nationalities Papers (1998).

Crowe is also the author of Roma and Forced Migration: An Annotated Bibliography, Second Edition (1998) and World War I & Europe in Crisis (1990). He has published numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews on international law, Russia, the Roma, the Holocaust, Jewish history, and Central and East European history. He has testified before the United States Congress Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the New York City Council Subcommittee on Immigration, and has served as an expert witness in scores of court cases in the United States and Canada involving the Roma, Russians, and other ethnic groups.

Crowe has appeared on CNN International, BBC radio, and numerous television and radio programs throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. His works have been featured in articles in The New York Times, the Jerusalem Post, The Evening Standard, Jüdische Allgemeine, Wprost, Focus, The Washington Post, Pravo, and other magazines and newspapers throughout Europe, North America, and Israel.

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