Iryna Vushko

Researcher in History, Lviv, Ukraine

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2010 – February 2011)


From Politicum to Policing:
Police in East-Central Europe, 1740-1848

This project examines the emergence of the police as a separate domain of administration and as a social institution with a set of defined functions. When, how, and why did the investigation and prosecution of crime become a matter of state importance, deserving a separate institution? How did the police emerge and develop into a cohesive establishment? What consequences did the emergence of the modern police have on the processes of state formation? As a history of one institution, this project also explains Vienna’s relationships with provinces across chronological divides.



Ph.D. Candidate in History, Yale University
JVF 2004, 2005-06