Elizabeth (Lizzie) Howell is a PhD candidate in the Department of History specializing in Modern European History with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Her dissertation is on the history of Muslim migration to Germany and Austria since the 1960s. Outside of the department, she participates in the interdisciplinary Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) Cluster, and pursues language training in German, Turkish, Arabic, and Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (BCMS). Her research and studies have been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the Central European History Society, the American Research Institute in Turkey, and The Graduate School.
An Atlanta native, Elizabeth attended Emory University for her undergraduate degree and graduated magna cum laude with majors in History, Religion, and German Studies. She then taught English in Austria for two years in affiliation with Fulbright Austria. She also holds an M.A. in History from Stanford University and an M.A. in History from Northwestern University.