Eva Giloi

Eva Giloi


evagiloi [at] rutgers.edu



Office Location

School of Arts and Sciences – Newark
325 Hill Hall
360 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ  07102-1801

Research Interests: 19th and 20th century European history, modern Germany

Eva Giloi is Associate Professor in the History Department at Rutgers University, Newark campus, where she teaches modern European history in undergraduate courses, and special topics on the intersection of culture and power in graduate seminars.

She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2000. Her dissertation, “Ich Kaufe Mir Den Kaiser”: Royal Relics and the Culture of Display in 19th Century Prussia, received the Fritz Stern Prize from the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC in 2001.

She has published articles on visual culture, material culture, and museum culture in Intellectual History Review, H-German Exhibit Reviews, and Central European History, as well as in the conference volume Das Erbe der Monarchie: Nachwirkungen einer deutschen Institution seit 1918 (2008). In 2011, Cambridge University Press published her book Monarchy, Myth, and Material Culture in Germany 1750-1950, in the series New Studies in European History. 

Her current project focuses on The Politics of Fame: Culture, Celebrity, and Authority in Germany 1870s-1930s, which reflects her long-standing interest how the emerging celebrity system, fame and charisma changed people’s attitudes towards traditional authority figures. Along with presenting numerous papers on this topic at academic conferences, she co-authored and co-edited the book Constructing Charisma: Celebrity, Fame, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe in 2010, and was interviewed for the documentary film Charisma in 2011.

Courses Taught

History of Western Civilization

Women in European History

History of Germany

Introduction to Historical Method: Culture and Power


Ph.D., Princeton, 2000.


19th and 20th century European history, modern Germany