New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

Dünya Deniz ÇAKIR (Turkey) Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011

PhD Candidate, Teaching Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Generation of Qur’an, Empire of Democracy: Contesting Democratic Theory in Contemporary Turkey


Chris DAVIS (USA) Oct. 2010-July 2011

PhD Candidate, University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and the Faculty of Modern History

Research Fellow in “Regimes of Historicity” Project, Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria

Adjunct Faculty in Humanities and World History, Lonestar College, USA

The Brothers Martinas: A Representative Biography along the Csangos’ Quest for National Belonging in Ceausescu’s Romania


Susan KILONZO (Kenya) March-July 2011

Lecturer/ Researcher, Maseno University, Kenya

Affiliate Research Fellow, the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

A Silent Potential: Re-examining the potentials of silent African religiosities in sniveling nations; the case of Kenya


Konrad SIEKIERSKI (Poland) March-July 2011

Ph.D. Candidate, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography; Lecturer, Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Area Studies

Religion, Politics and Diaspora: The Case Study of Armenian Community in Modern Romania


Daniel BRETT (UK) Oct. 2011 – July 2012

Ph.D. Candidate, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK

Associate Lecturer, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Politics on the Periphery: Transition, Social Change and Rural Politics in Romania, Poland, Sweden and Denmark 1900-1950


Andrey DEVYATKOV (Russia) March – July 2012

Ph.D. Candidate, Junior Teacher, Institute of Modern History and Political Sciences, Tyumen State University, Russia

Russian-Romanian Relations in the Context of the Transnistrian Issue


Florian GASSNER (Germany) March – July 2012

Ph.D. Candidate, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Giacomo Casanova and the Rise of Civil Society in Europe


Ilya KHARIN (USA) Oct. 2011 – July 2012

Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University, USA

Bridging Japan and Europe: Orthodox Church as Medium of International Relations in the Era of the World Wars


Riccardo NANINI (Italy) Oct. 2011 – Febr. 2012

Project Coordinator, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Archétypes and Idealtypen: Comparing two Crucial Hermeneutical Units in Mircea Eliade’s and Gerardus van der Leeuw’s Methodology within the Study of Religions


Bukola Adeyemi OYENIYI (Nigeria) Oct. 2011 – July 2012

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Lecturer, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria

Dress and Identity in Yorubaland


Katalin PRAJDA (Hungary) Oct. 2011 – July 2012

Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Florentines in Transylvania during the First Decades of the 15th Century


Amy SAMUELSON (USA) Oct. 2011 – July 2012

Ph.D.Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Generational Differences in Advocacy Practices: Youth and Environmentalism in Post-Socialist Romania


Mihail EVANS (UK) Oct. 2012 – July 2013

Completed Doctoral Student, Department of Philosophy, Politics & History, University of the West of England, Bristol

Husserl, 'the Gypsies' and Europe


Saygun GOKARIKSEL (Turkey) March – July 2013

Ph.D. Candidate, City University of New York, Graduate Center, Anthropology Department;

Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College of City University of New York, Anthropology Department

Of Truths, Secrets, and Loyalties: Purification of the State in Postsocialist Poland


Maria HARALAMBAKIS (UK) Oct. 2012 – July 2013

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Manchester

Moses Gaster (1856–1939): Eclectic Collector


Wojciech KOZLOWSKI (Poland) Oct. 2012 – July 2013

PhD candidate, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest

Theorizing Late Medieval Politics. A Comparative Study of Successful Strategies for Overcoming Political Crisis in Central Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century


Daniel KUCHLER (Germany) Oct. 2012 – Feb. 2013

PhD candidate, State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College, Department of Political Science

The Grammar of Republican Political Theory. The Relevance of the Conceptualization of Political Theory for the Republican Theories of Habermas and Arendt


Dóra MÉRAI (Hungary) Oct. 2012 – July 2013

PhD Candidate, Central European University, Budapest

Funeral Monuments from the Transylvanian Principality in the Face of the Reformation


Josef SCHOVANEC (France) March– July 2013

Postdoctoral researcher, EHESS Paris

Posthumanist (R)Evolutions and Monotheisms (1950-2011): God's Second Computer-based Creation of the Human Being?


Denis SKOPIN (Russia) Oct. 2012 – Feb. 2013

Lecturer, University of Nizhny Novgorod Dobrolubov; PhD student in Philosophy, University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis

Les disparitions forcées : l’archéologie de l’effacement des traces / Enforced Disappearances: the Archeology of Erasure Marks


Jonathan STILLO (USA) Oct. 2012 – July 2013

Doctoral Candidate, The City University of New York

Adjunct Lecturer, John Jay College, New York

Writing Fellow, Baruch College - Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, New York

“Magic Mountains” in Romania: Citizenship, Poverty and the New Role of Tuberculosis Sanatoria


Bálint VARGA-KUNA (Hungary) Oct. 2012 – July 2013

PhD candidate, Postgraduate Research Groups Processes of Political Integration (18-20th Centuries), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Between Regional Histories and National Narratives: A Comparative Analysis of Historiographies of Bukovina and the Banat (1850-1945)


Marian Viorel ANĂSTĂSOAIE (France) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Ph.D. Candidate in Social Anthropology, University College, London

The Making of a World Anthropologist: Biographical and Anthropological Explorations of the Romanian-Jewish Upbringing of John V. Murra (Isak Lipschitz)


Daniel ANDERSSON (UK) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University

Visiting temporary lecturer in French History, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj

The Last Humanist? David Ruhnken and the Beginnings of ‘Classical Scholarship’


Norah BENARROSH-ORSONI (France) March – July 2014

Ph.D. Candidate, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense

Eriger sa maison, bâtir sa réputation? Ethnologie des investissements immobiliers des migrants roumains dans leurs villages d'orgine


Francesca BIAGIOLI (Italy) Oct. 2013 – Feb. 2014

Mathematical and Transcendental Method in Cassirer’s Philosophy of Science


Treasa CAMPBELL (Ireland) March – July 2014

Adjutant Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick (Ireland)

Adjutant Lecturer, Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Naturalising Normative Judgements through Epistemic Standards of Taste: A Model for Epistemic Expressivism


Lucie GUESNIER (France) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Doctorante, Université Paris 1-Sorbonne

Doctorante, Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXème siècle, Paris

Doctorante, INALCO

Le socialisme utopique en Roumanie. 1880-1940


Damien GUILLAUME (France) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Doctorant, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Approches Historiques des Mondes Contemporains

Doctorant rattaché, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin

Chercheur invité, Zentrum für Antisemitismus forschung, Technische Universität Berlin

Émanciper les juifs de Roumanie, 1866-1881. Une campagne internationale, ses moyens, ses enjeux, son échec


Tamás KISS (Hungary) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Ph.D. Candidate, Central European University, Budapest

Cyprus in Ottoman and Venetian Political Imagination Before and After 1571


Jonathan MURPHY (Ireland) March – July 2014

Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland

Anglo–Romanian Relations 1944–45: The War Cabinet, the Foreign Office and Transylvania


Mladen OSTOJIC (France) March – July 2014

Junior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest

The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Milosevic Serbia


Gergő PULAY (Hungary) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Ph.D. Candidate, Central European University, Budapest

Street Life, Value and Exchange in a Poor Neighborhood of Bucharest


Naomi van STEENBERGEN (Netherlands) Oct. 2013 – July 2014

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Essex

The Limits of Direct Attention: A Phenomenological Account


Iordan AVRAMOV (Bulgaria)

Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The Early Royal Society of London and Their Queries for Natural History: A Study and a Scholarly Edition of Texts


Olga BARTOSIEWICZ (Poland)

Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Romance Studies of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow

Romanian Jewish Modernism and Existentialism: The silhouette of Beniamin Fundoianu


Olga BUDARAGINA (Russia)

Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University

M. Cornelius Fronto: Aa Man of Letters and His Letters


Marco CASSIOLI (Italy)

Ph.D. Candidate, Aix-Marseille Université and Università degli Studi di Torino

Commerce et médiation linguistique aux bouches du Danube. Les interprètes et leur rôle social dans la colonie génoise de Kilia (XIVe siècle)


Beata HUSZKA (Hungary)

Assistant professor, Eötvös Loránd University

Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

The Role of Human Rights in the EU’s External Action in the Western Balkans


Benjamin KEATINGE (Ireland)

Dean of Faculty and Head of English Department, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication, South East European University, Tetovo

Sheltering Amid the Ruins: Samuel Beckett and Emil Cioran


Viktor PÁL (Hungary)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Extensive Economic Growth and its Environmental Consequences in Western and Eastern Europe between 1850 and 1990


Cătălin PAVEL (Romania/USA)

Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University

Troy and the Trojan War: Between the Tyranny of the Text and the Archaeological Bias


Anna PIOTROWSKA (Poland)

Associate Professor, Institute of Musicology, Jagiellonian University

Paths of Inclusions and Exclusion: Russian Music and its “Others”: On the Example of Romany People and their Music


Tinca Alexandra PRUNEA BRETONNET (Romania/France)

De Crusius à Kant. Les enjeux d’une filiation


Brian SHAEV (USA)

Instructor and Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, University of Pittsburgh

Supranationalizing Coal and Steel Policy: Socialists in the Consultative Assembly of the European Coal & Steel Community, 1952-1958


Alina VAISFELD (Germany)

Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy Department, The New School for Social Research, New York

The Meaning of Madness: A Phenomenological Approach


Camelia Diana YÜKSEL

Lecturer, University of Bucharest

North Korea’s Political Religion and Confucianism: The Re-evaluation of Yi Hwang’s Fundamental Neo-Confucian Concepts in the Juche Ideology)


Ágoston BERECZ (Hungary)

Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, Central European University, Budapest

Language, Society and Politics in Dualist Transylvania


Lorenzo Maria CIOLFI (Italy)

Ph.D. Candidate / researcher, Centre d'Etudes Byzantines, Néo-Helléniques et Sud-Est Européennes, EHESS, Paris

Byzantine Imperial Sainthood Through the Case of John III Vatatzes


Erin CORBER (Canada)

Fear and Loathing in the Rhineland: The Social Life of Anti-Semitism in Alsace-Lorraine, 1933-1940


Ágnes GAGYI (Hungary / Romania)

Adjunct Professor, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger

Researcher, Working Group for Public Sociology "Helyzet", Budapest

Waves of Economic Crisis and Political Mobilization for Democracy in Dependent Economies: A comparative Historical Analysis of Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Movements in Global Context


Uku LEMBER (Estonia)

Conflict and Conviviality in Ukrainian Marriages between "East" and "West"


James MADAIO (USA)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Manchester, UK

Philosophical Roots of Global Hinduism: The Fourteenth Century Unification of Yoga and Advaita Vedānta


Cristiana OGHINA-PAVIE (France)

Maître de conferences, Université d’Angers, France

Le vegetal rouge. Biologie, agronomie et jardinage en Roumanie 1945-1989


Blake SMITH (USA)

Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

A World of Emulation: The Theory, Policy and Practice of Franco-Indian Trade, 1750-1792


Alix WINTER (Germany)

Ph.D. Candidate, Historisches Institut, Universität Potsdam, Germany

Economic Theory in the German Enlightenment