Professor Eaton’s teaching interests include courses on Soviet history and the Russian empire, the Second World War, and European history of cities and everyday life. She is currently working on a book on the extended German–Soviet encounter in Königsberg/Kaliningrad during the 1940s—the only place ruled by both Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Russia as their own patrimony. The book explores the way both regimes attempted to transform the city’s urban space and its inhabitants, arguing that the intersection of national prescriptions and local conditions gave rise to conflicting practices in the lived experience of both regimes and their understanding of each other.
Prior to coming to Boston College, Professor Eaton taught at Wesleyan University and has been a fellow at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has also received fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Fellowship.
Provisional Redemption and the Fate of Kaliningrad’s Germans,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History (Winter 2020).
Review of Mark Edele, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann, eds., Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017), Holocaust and Genocide Studies 33 (no. 2) Fall 2019.
Translation (from German) of Dietrich Beyrau, “Camp Worlds and Forced Labor: A Comparison of National Socialist and Soviet Camp Systems,” in Michael David-Fox, ed., The Soviet Gulag: Evidence, Interpretation, Comparison (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, Russian and East European Studies and Kritika Historical Studies, 2016).
Translation (from German) of Jörg Baberowski, Review Essay of Stephen Kotkin, Stalin: The Paradoxes of Power (1878–1928) (London: Penguin, 2014) and Oleg V. Khlevniuk, Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015) in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 17, no. 1 (Winter 2016).
Review of Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, and Alexander M. Martin, eds., Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914–1945 (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012), Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 94, no. 4 (2016).
Review of Gabriel Gorodetsky, ed., The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, 1932–1943 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015), The Russian Review, vol. 75, no. 3 (June 2016).
Review of Johannes Due Enstad, “Soviet Citizens under German Occupation: Life, Death, and Power in Northwest Russia, 1941–1944,” Dissertation Reviews, 2015.