John K. Cox
Professor and Head of Department
PhD 1995, Indiana University
422C Minard Hall
His specialty is modern Europe and he has taught popular courses on the Holocaust, modern political ideology, Russia, and history through film and literature. Dr. Cox hails from Raleigh, NC and did his undergraduate work in political science and German area studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. After studying abroad in Munich, Szeged (Hungary), Vienna (the greatest city on earth), and Ljubljana, he then spent 13 pleasant years teaching at Wheeling Jesuit University near Pittsburgh. He venerates espresso, likes cats and bicycles, and believes that the study of foreign languages helps you grow another brain. If you want to get on his good side, tell him you think Graham G. should have won the Nobel.
Teaching Awards: 2002, Wheeling Jesuit University's Outstanding Teaching Award.
NDUS Arts and Humanities Summit organizational committee, 2008; Lincoln Symposium Planning Committee of the North Dakota Humanities Council, 2008; Minard Hall Renovation committee, 2008- present.
External grants: 2009, Trubar Foundation Translation Grant from the Slovene Writers'
Courses at NDSU
Eastern Europe Since Napoleon
Russia since 1861
Europe Since 1914
Theories of Nationalism
Germany since 1750
THE HISTORY OF SERBIA (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002)
SLOVENIA: EVOLVING LOYALTIES (London: Routledge, 2005)
Translation of and introduction to: MANSARDA by Danilo Kis (New York, Serbian Classics, 2008)
Translation of and introduction to MARTIN KACUR:
BIOGRAPHY OF AN IDEALIST by
Ivan Cankar (New York/Budapest: Central European University Press, in press)
Sample literary translation:
"Games on the Banks of the Danube" by Ivan Ivanji at www.wordswithoutborders.org