Tara Zahra is a Professor of History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the transnational history of Modern Europe; migration; the family; nationalism; and humanitarianism. Zahra is most recently the author of The Great Departure: Mass Migration and the Making of the ‘Free World’ (Norton, 2016). Her previous books include The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families after World War II (Harvard University Press, 2011) and Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands (Cornell, 2008). In 2014 she was named a Macarthur Fellow.