University of Leipzig
A Transnational History of Socialist Industrialisation – the Bulgarian “Economic Leap” (1956/58-1960)
Advanced Academia Programme
Jan Zofka is a historian who currently works as a researcher at the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) on a project on (economic) relations and interactions of COMECON-States with China’s People’s Republic. He holds a PhD from Leipzig University for a dissertation about late- and post-Soviet separatist movements in Crimea and Transnistria (Moldova) with a special focus on the social background of the protagonists. From 2010 to 2014 he held a position as researcher at the Global and European Studies Institute of Leipzig University. He studied History, Political Sciences and Eastern European Studies in Leipzig and at St. Petersburg State University. His main research interests are post-89 civil wars and nationalism, social history of the Soviet Union and transnational history of 20th century state socialism.
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