Marco Jaimes

 Marco Jaimes

Contact Information

History, 309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • The Habsburg Monarchy, 1740-1918
  • Nationalism and Imperialism
  • Myth and Memory
  • Diplomatic History

Research Description

My research focuses on the symbolic role of the monarch in the Bohemian Crownlands of the Habsburg Monarchy in the decades before its dissolution. The growing conflict between Czech and German nationalists was all in the shadow of a large bureaucratic state that tried to quell tensions by fostering loyalty to Franz Joseph, the penultimate monarch. However, this monarchical loyalty could be supplemented by nationalist endeavors and my research examines the tensions and similarities in these competing attempts to garner mass support.


  • M.A., History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • B.A., History, University of Chicago, 2013


  • Fulbright U.S. Student Grant, Czech Republic, 2017-2018
  • Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, History Department, UIUC, 2016
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (Czech), Academic Years 2015-2017, Summers 2015, 2016, 2017