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.
Review of Johannes Due Enstad, Soviet Citizens Under German Occupation: Life, Death, and Power in Northwest Russia, 1941–1944. Dissertation Reviews, 2015. [http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/11671]
Translation of Dietrich Beyrau “Camp Worlds and Forced Labor: A Comparision of National Socialist and Soviet Camp Systems,” 2015 [from German].