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Selected CAS Fellows for 2021 – 2022 Academic Year

After the final session of the CAS Academic Advisory Council on the 25th of June and series of interviews conducted next week on the 1st and 2nd of July CAS granted its fellowships for 2021/2022 to the following scholars:

Advanced Academia Fellowships for International Scholars

  • Boeck, Elena (DePaul University, Chicago, USA): The Legend of Troy in the Middle Ages: Imagining Migration and Resilience;
  • Chatzelis, Georgios (Independent Scholar): Stratagems and the Byzantine Culture of War: Theory, Practice, Report, Reception and Cross-Cultural Exchanges with the Muslim world (c. 800-1204);
  • Epurescu-Pascovici, Ionut (Independent Scholar): The Pandemic and Society’s Response: The Plague in the Western Alps, c. 1348-1355;
  • Persak, Nina (Institute for Criminal Law): Diversity and European Courts: Implications for Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law;
  • Pickett, James (Asia Center, Harvard University / History Department, University of Pittsburgh): Seeing Like a Princely State: Protectorates in Central and South Asia at the Nexus of Early Modern Court and Modern Nation-State;
  • Solares, Carlos Conde (University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom): Тhe Antisemitic Myth of the Jewish Puppeteer: Sephardic Experiences.

Gerda-Henkel Fellowships

  • Babaк, Galina (New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest): Embracing Modernism: Soviet Ukrainian Literature and Russian Modernist Literary Theory (1920s – the beginning of 1930s);
  • Bodnaruk, Mariana (Bard College, East Jerusalem, Palestine): Transvestite saints in Jerusalem: Embodiment, Materiality, and Cult Places of Pelagia the Penitent, Mary of Egypt, and Susanna of Eleutheropolis;
  • Kirmizi, Abdulhamit (Institut für Orientalistik, Bamberg University): An Empire of Officials: Christians in the Ottoman Bureaucracy;
  • Troitskiy, Evgeny (Tomsk State University, Department of World Politics): The Two “Great Games”: “Homo Ludens” in Central Asia.

Independent Fellowships for Bulgarian Academic Diaspora

  • Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Antonina (Stockholm University, Professor of European Law): Ensuring the Effectiveness of EU Law through Decentralized Enforcement: The Role of Enforcement Networks and the Challenge of Institutional Diversity;
  • Dimitrov, Radoslav (Western University, Canada): Empty Institutions in World Politics.

Independent Fellowships for Bulgarian Junior Scholars

  • Angelova, Paula (Department „Theory and History of Culture“, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”): Phenomenological Perspectives on Existential Spatiality;
  • Kalinov, Valentin (Independent Scholar): Between Repression and Resistance: the Critical Reception of Psychoanalysis in Bulgaria (1947-1990);
  • Rusev, Delyan (Institute for Balkan Studies and Center of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): Imagining One’s Own Infidel: Ottoman Muslim Accounts of Balkan Non-Muslims, 15th–17th Century;
  • Stanchev, Evlogi (Institute for Balkan Studies with Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): The Diasporic Experience (Re)Considered: Idioms of Belonging and Transborder Ethnic Kinship within Crimean Tatars in Bulgaria;
  • Stanoeva, Elitsa (European University Institute): Architects and Heritage Demolition in Late Socialism and after: Politics of History versus Politics of Profession.

Landis and Gyr Artistic Fellowships:

  • Vasileva, Aneta (University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), History and Theory of Architecture): Contested Heritage: Contextualizing Difficult Past. History, Theory and Aspects of Contestation of Art and Architecture in а Postsocialist Pan-European Context.

Pforzheimer Fellowships for Bulgarian Senior Scholars

  • Ivanov, Martin (Sofia University, Department of Sociology): Between Nostalgia and Negation: Understanding the Social Change in Socialist Bulgaria;
  • Nikolov, Angel (Sofia University ‘St Kliment Ohridski’, Bulgarian History Department): Ancient Magic in the Age of the Enlightenment: Medieval book amulets as textbooks and popular reading among the Bulgarians in the 18th–19th centuries;
  • Pavlavitch, Pavel (Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies, Faculty of Classical and New Philology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski): Muslim b. al-Ḥajjāj of Nishapur (d. 261 H/875 CE): The Critical Saint.