I am a doctoral candidate in history at Temple University. I am writing about the interaction of nationalism and communism in immediate postwar Czechoslovakia, roughly 1945 to 1950, trying to understand how nationalist appeals, particularly appeals to nationalist history, were used by the Czechoslovak Communist Party, as well as how ordinary Czechoslovak citizens made sense of their history and their political commitments at the time. I am more broadly interested in the history of the Soviet Union and nationalism; economic history and the history of economic thought, with a focus on state planning; the history of Marxism and communist/socialist thought; the history of modern Europe; and Cold War history
Mathias Fuelling is a doctoral candidate in History at Temple University, working on a political history of Czechoslovakia in the immediate post-WWII years. He can be found on Twitter here.