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CAS Advanced Academia Fellows for 2019/2020

International Module

Summer Semester (March – July 2019)
  • Ewa Stanczyk (University of Amsterdam): From Holocaust Survivors to Soldiers: the Haganah Recruitment in Eastern Europe (1946-1949)
  • Philip Rance (independent scholar): Private Libraries and Book Culture in the Late Byzantine Empire
  • Adeiza Isiaka (Adekunle Ajasin University): Language, Ethnicity and Territory: Rethinking Urbanity in Africa

Winter Semester (October 2019 – February 2020)

  • John Paul Newman (Maynooth University): Twilight of the Idols? Balkan Paramilitarism 1923 – 1941: Interactions, Experiences, and the Dilemmas of Demobilization
  • Denis Vovchenko (Northeastern State University): From Rightwing Extremism to Unorthodox Fascism: the Evolution of the Far Right in Russia, Greece, and Bulgaria (1905-1939).
  • Anastasia Felcher (no permanent affiliation): Alexander Pushkin as Foreign Heritage: Transformation and Cultural Disintegration in post-Soviet Societies
  • Nicolas Elias (Aix-Marseille University, Department of Middle-Eastern Studies): A post-Ottoman confessionalization? Political anthropology of Islam in the Balkans (Bulgaria,Greece, Turkey)

Bulgarian Module

Summer Semester (March – July 2018)
  • Hristo Hristozov (Centre for Regional Studies and Analyses at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”): Ecology of Religious Shift in the Ottoman Mountains: Long-term Environmental Changes, Social Transformations and Conversion to Islam in the Nevrokop District, 15th – 18th C.
  • Shaban Darakchi (Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge/ Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Emergence and development of LGBTQ activism and the anti-LGBTQ movements in post-Soviet Bulgaria
  • Alexey Pamporov (Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since June 2014): Socio-legal study of asylum refusals in Bulgaria
  • Angelina Georgieva (Theatre Studies Department, Stage Arts Faculty, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia): Dance Modernism between the Two World Wars: the Bulgarian case
  • Elissaveta Moussakova (Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Shaping Visuality of Bulgarian Manuscripts from the 13th and 14th Centuries: Script and Illuminated Letter.