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


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


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"


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


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

Matthias ERDBEER (Germany)

Co-Director, Society for Model Research (SFMR), Humboldt University of Berlin

Aesthetic Modeling – Cross-Over Concepts in Technology and Ludic Art

Brian Christian HAMAN (Ireland/USA)

Postdoctoral Associate Fellow, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick

Between Exile and Homeland: Herold Belger’s German-Language Writings

Savvas KYRIAKIDIS (Greece)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Greek and Latin Studies, University of Johannesburg

Mercenaries in the Byzantine World, 11th-15th Centuries

Alexandra TRACHSEL (Switzerland)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Greek and Latin Philology, University of Hamburg

Being a Severan Author: picking flowers, dining copiously or retreating to one's study? Reflections on authorial self-representation in the 2nd-3rd century CE

Svetlana TSONKOVA (Bulgaria)

Early Modern Bulgarian Practitioners of Magic in Central Eastern European Context

Sarah Ellen ZARROW (USA)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cooper Union, New York

Collecting Themselves: Jewish Documentation and Display in Interwar Poland