Sabine Rutar studied History as well as English and Romance languages and literature in Münster and Rome (M. A. 1995). In 1992 she obtained a Masters Degree in Education from Carthage College, Kenosha/WI. She obtained her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (2001) and worked at the Georg-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig (2001/02), and at the Institute for Social Movements in Bochum (DFG, 2003-2007). 2004/05 she taught Southeast European History at Basel University. 2007/08 she was a Feodor-Lynen-scholar of the Humboldt Foundation at the University of Koper. Since February 2008 she has been working at the Institute for Southeast European Studies, Regensburg; she is the Managing Editor of Südosteuropa. Since April 2011 she has been a post-doc fellow in the international joint project “Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism” (Centre for Contemporary History). In 2011, she held guest professorships at the universities of Koper and Ljubljana. 2012/13 she worked as reserch fellow at Imre Kértesz Kolleg in Jena and Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam.