John K. Cox
John K. Cox is a professor of history, specializing in East European intellectual history, at North Dakota State University (Fargo). He has also been the head of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies there since 2007. Before that he taught for thirteen years at Wheeling Jesuit University. Cox earned his PhD from Indiana University in 1995, and his research and teaching focus primarily on nationalism, fascism, and communism in the Balkans and Central Europe. He has also taught widely on the Ottoman Empire, history through film, nationalism, and the Holocaust. His books include The History of Serbia (2002) and Slovenia: Evolving Loyalties (2005), and his articles include studies of the Independent State of Croatia and the historical importance of the Yugoslav writer Danilo Kis. Much of his work is situated at the intersection of literature and history, and he has translated novels by Kis, Ivan Cankar, and Vjenceslav Novak, and shorter works of fiction by Joseph Roth, Ismail Kadare, Ivo Andric, and Ivan Ivanji, and he is currently translating prose by Miklos Radnoti and Ajla Terzic. In Fall 2014 he was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Szeged (Hungary).