CV Highlights


Kristina Markman’s complete Curriculum vitae (.pdf) DOWNLOAD


Program Coordinator, UCLA Public History Initiative/National Center for History in the Schools, Summer 2017–
Lecturer, West Los Angeles Community College, Department of History, Fall 2016–
Lecturer, UCLA Department of History, Winter 2016–



Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles, November 2015
M.A. and C.Phil., History, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2011
B.A. with Departmental Honors with Distinction, History, University of California, San Diego, June 2007
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, June 2007




UCLA History Department and Writing II Program Competitive Teaching Fellowship, 2014–2015
ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in Eastern European Studies, 2013–2014
Fulbright IIE US Student Grant to Lithuania, 2012–2013
UCLA History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 2011–2012
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Graduate Student Research Assistantship, St. Gall Project, 2008–2009



Lecturer, West Los Angeles Community College, Department of History, Fall 2016–present

Lecturer, UCLA Department of History, Winter 2016–present

Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University, Department of History, Fall 2016–Spring 2017

Online Teaching Fellow, UCLA Department of History Inagural Online Summer Program, Summer 2012, 2013, 2015

Teaching Assistant > Associate > Fellow, UCLA Department of History, Fall 2009–Spring 2011, Fall 2014–Fall 2015




Managing Editor, UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies 8 (2015)

Research Assistant, St. Gall Project, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008–2009



Instructional Consultant, Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program, UCLA, 2017–present

Undergraduate Career Development Workshop Co-Organizer, “Historians@Work: The Many Careers of Historians,” Spring 2018, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

Conference Co-Organizer: “Futures of History: Discussion, Demonstrations, Displays,” February 25–26, 2016, UCLA Department of History, American Historical Association Career Diversity for Historians Initiative sponsored by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Editorial Board, Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 45 (2014)



Program Coordinator, National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA Department of History, Summer 2017–present

Instructional Curriculum Specialist, Sonia Sotomayor School of History and Dramatic Arts, Winter 2015–Spring 2015 (Created five-week history writing workshop to prepare seniors for transition to college writing.)

High School Social Studies and Mathematics Teacher, San Diego Job Corps Center School for Integrated Sciences, 2007–2008.


“Through Enemy Eyes: Representing Conflict on the Rus’ ian-Lithuanian Frontier in the Middle Ages,” forthcoming.

Preparing Students for Career Diversity: What Role Should History Departments Play?” blog co-authored with Michael A. Ryan (University of New Mexico), American Historical Association, June 26, 2017.

Response: Leonard Cassuto, “Walking the Career-Diversity Walk,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 23, 2017

Review of In Search of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and The Golden Legend, by Jacques Le Goff. Comitatus 46 (2015): 260–262.

“Letters Of Gediminas” and “Peter of Dusburg’s Chronicle of the Prussian Land” select translation, annotations, and introduction. In Reading the Middle Ages. Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein. 2nd ed. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2013, 388–394.

“Tactics of Manipulation: A Revisionist Study of Gediminas and the Threat of Teutonic Invasion, 1315–1342.” Comitatus 42 (2011): 115–133.



Between Admiration and Defamation: Reimagining the Knightly Ideal in the Wars against Lithuanians.” Paper presented at Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, UCLA, January 22, 2018.

“Drunk Monks in the Middle Ages.” Phi Alpha Theta Professor Lecture Series, UCLA, Department of History, May 30, 2017.

Hero or Villain?: Mindaugas and the Image of Lithuanians in Medieval Chronicles.” Paper presented at “Global, Glocal, & Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States,” AABS Biennial Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia- May 26–18, 2016.

“The Medievalist as Unicorn: Marketing Yourself for Success.” Paper presented at CARA Panel Discussion, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 12–15, 2016.

“Godless and Accursed Litva: Representations of Lithuania in the Novgorod First Chronicle.” Paper presented at the 11th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, Herder-Institute of Historical Research on East Central Europe and Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany, September 6–10, 2015.

“Conflict and Collaboration on the Baltic Frontier: Peter of Dusburg and the Teutonic Order’s Crusade against Lithuania.” Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America and Medieval Association of the Pacific, UCLA, April 10–12, 2014.

“The Rhetoric and Image of Power in the Letters of Gediminas, 1322–1324.” Paper presented at “Images of Ducal Power in Medieval Poland,” conference at German Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland, June 17, 2011.