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CAS Advanced Academia Fellows for 2017/2018

International Module

Summer Semester (March – July 2017)
  • Victoria Shmidt (Masaryk University, Faculty of social Sudies, Russia): Eugenic Thinking in the CEE Countries: Never-ending Story of Root Metaphors? (March – June 2017)
  • Tünde Virag (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary): Changing Patterns of Spatial Marginalization in CEE Countries (March – May 2017)
  • Dmitar Tasic (no permanent affiliation, Serbia): Violence as Cause and Consequence: Comparisons of Anti-Communist Armed Resistance in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria After the Second World War (March – July 2017)
  • Panos Sophoulis (University of Athens, Department of Slavic Studies, Greece): Banditry in the Medieval Balkans (9th-14th C.) (June – July 2017)
  • Alex Rodriguez Suarez (no permanent affiliation, Spain): Bell Ringing in the Balkans: A Forgotten Soundscape from the Middle Ages. (March – July 2017)

Winter Semester (October 2017 – February 2018)

  • Maria Mayerchyk (Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine): Inventing “Sexuality”: Capitalism, Nationalism and Ethnologic Knowledge Production in XIX and Beginning of XX Century (October 2017 – February 2018)
  • Kateryna Dysa (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Department of History, Ukraine): Social Control of Sexuality and Reproduction in 18th-century Ukraine (January 2018 – February 2018)
  • Jiliana Matasova (Taras Shevchenko National Univeristy of Kyiv, Department of Foreign Literature, Ukraine): Popular Culture and the Apparatus of Area: The ‘Border’ Work of Ukrainian Female Singer-Songwriters (1990-Present) (Otober 2017 – December 2017)
  • Soyros Tsoutsoumpis (no permanent affiliation, Greece): Heroes, Killers, Victims: the National Army Soldiers during the Greek Civil War [1946-1949] (October 2017 – February 2018)
  • Edward Waysband (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): Ethnic Conflicts through the Prism of Russian Literary and Press Responses to Polish-Jewish Tensions at the Beginning of World War I (October 2017 – February 2018)

Bulgarian Module

Summer Semester (March – July 2017)
  • Milena Iakimova (Sofia university): Fear Management and Social Governmentality
  • Maya Grekova (Sofia University): Rethinking the process of Roma minority integration (The Bulgarian case)
  • Daniela Kalkandjieva (Sofia University): The Russian Orthodox Church in Contemporary Geopolitics: Ecclesiological Aspects
  • Hristo Gyoshev (New Bulgarian University): Grounding Recognition anew: Challenges to Honneth's recognition paradigm and possibilities of empirical support for the critical social theory
Winter Semester (October 2017 – February 2018)
  • Rossen Djagalov (New York University): Premature Post-Colonialists: Literature and Cinematic Engagements between the Second and the Third World
  • Kalin Kirilov (Sofia University): The Ducatus of Philippopolis: An ephemeral Balkan Crusader lordship in historical and folklore memory
  • Martin Ossikovkski (University of National and World Economy): Pre-Miltonian flashes of ‘the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely'
  • Iva Manova (Università degli Studi di Padova): History of Philosophy and National Identities during the Communist regime: Avicenna and Al-Farabi Studies in the Soviet Union (1950s-1980s)