Nicole Jordan is an international historian whose work crosses many boundaries. Her present interests include the often perverse cultural encounters and societal dialogues about hegemony and cultural dominance which underpinned European war origins in the twentieth century, and the evolution in these conflicts of mechanized death against civilians as well as combatants. She recently developed an interest in medical history, specifically in the intersection of war, epidemics, and imperialism in the context of the Balkan Wars and the First World War. Her present research thus has a twofold focus: the Franco-German dialogue from 1648 to 1945; and changing disease paradigms in the First World War and their sequel. Jordan’s past published work is in the military, economic and diplomatic history of interwar Europe. Her book, The Popular Front and Central Europe: the Dilemmas of French Impotence 1918-1940 (Cambridge, 1992, paperback 2002), won the American Historical Associations George Louis Beer prize, and was chosen by the American Council of Learned Society for its History E-book Project. She has been both an NEH and Guggenheim Fellow.