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Dr Roland Clark FHEA, FRHistS

Reader in Modern European History History


Fascism and Antisemitism

My prize-winning book, Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania (Cornell UP, 2015) approaches Romanian fascism by asking what membership in the Legion meant to young Romanian men and women. Viewing fascism “from below,” as a social category that had practical consequences for those who embraced it, it shows how the personal significance of fascism emerged out of Legionaries’ interactions with each other, the state, other political parties, families and friends, and fascist groups abroad. I am currently working on a collected volume of translated primary sources on fascist movements across interwar Europe together with Tim Grady (U of Chester) as well as a transnational history of antisemitic student violence during the early 1920s.My research on fascism and antisemitism

Lived Religion and Eastern Orthodox Christianity

I am currently writing a book on sectarianism and religious change in 1920s Romania and another on visionaries in 1930s Romania. I have also translated Dumitru Staniloae's The Holy Trinity: In the Beginning there was Love (Holy Cross, 2012) and published a number of articles on religion, theology, and nationalism.My research on religion


I read and write about the Holocaust in Romania and Eastern Europe.My research on the Holocaust

Research Grants

The Shepherd of Maglavit: Lived Religion in Modern Romania


September 2023 - August 2024

European Fascist Movements, 1918-1941


August 2019 - September 2022