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Jonathan Larson is the Associate Director of the European Union Center and Research Associate Affiliate in Anthropology. He brings to the European Union Center broad professional and academic experience in Western and Eastern Europe, the administration of international programs, and area studies at major universities. Jonathan holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His 2013 book, Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialism, was translated into Slovak in 2017. He has served on national rosters of QUIP Peer Reviewers for the Forum on Education Abroad and the Fulbright Specialist Program. Jonathan’s scholarship has covered issues at the intersection of knowledge, language, and politics, examining aspects of socialization, cultural change, and democracy. More recent work has explored what eavesdropping scandals mean for social understandings of truth, the outline of an anthropology of censorship, the relative value of global and area perspectives in teaching, and the internationalization of higher education. It has been supported by fellowships and grants from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI and Title VIII programs, Volkswagen Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ford Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies. At the EUC he oversees the execution of programmatic activities and grants, directs the MAEUS graduate program, and provides strategic guidance for core areas of the EUC, including partnerships. Of relevance to Europeanists, he currently serves on the editorial committee for Campus, the pedagogical section of EuropeNow published by the Council for European Studies.