Fall 2010 Semester
Stepanka Korytova is a Czech native, born in Prague, lived in England and in the United States where she received her education: undergraduate degree in Modern European and American History from Southampton University, England; Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska; and PhD from Charles University, Prague. She has held teaching positions in these three countries, including a Visiting Professorship at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Charles University. She has received a number of grants, including one from the Center for Great Lakes Culture, Michigan State University Fellowship at the Newberry Library; Ruth Crawford Mitchell Scholar Award, University of Pittsburgh, and FU JF Kennedy American Studies Research Grant, Berlin, Germany. In 2008 she received a grant from a Czech foundation to support her research on diaspora and its ties to the motherland. Her book entitled To Reap a Bountiful Harvest: Czech Emigration Beyond the Mississippi River, 1850-1900 was published in 1993. Numerous articles of hers have dealt with migration, ethnicity, race and gender, including "The Elite, the Peasants, and Woodrow Wilson: American Slovaks and Their Ties to the Homeland, 1914-1918," in the Transcultural Localisms: Responding to Ethnicity in a Globalized World in the American Studies monograph series. Memberships include the Organization of American Historians, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California at San Diego, and Research Associate, Czech and Slovak Association of American Studies and Gender Studies, Prague.