Nicole Shea


Council for European Studies

Nicole Shea, Ph.D., is the Director of the Council for European Studies and the Executive Editor of EuropeNow, a global publication for a broad, multi-disciplinary educated audience. Before joining CES, Shea served as the Executive Director of the Eisenhower Leadership Center at West Point where she was instrumental in shaping the Center’s innovative interdisciplinary programs and its successful global operation. Prior to that, she spearheaded cultural affairs programs and integrative curricular development as director, art curator, and faculty for Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY Orange.

A former Rotarian Ambassadorial Scholar, she completed her undergraduate work at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany and later earned both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University.  She is currently working on putting together an anthology with Gisela Brinker-Gabler that highlights the many voices of Europe in contemporary literature of migration. Further, she is working on a book article "Emmy Hennings: Der Mensch als Weib" which will be included in the volume Women in German Expressionism: Gender, Sexuality, Activism.