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Past Visiting Scholars


Iryna Marchuk 

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Copenhagen

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2023-January 2024


Oksana Klyemenko

HOME INSTITUTION: National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” 

DATES IN RESIDENCE: December 2022-December 2023

Joachim Popek

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Rzeszów

PROJECT TITLE: Forests in the service of the economy: geospatial and environmental perspectives on forestry rationalization in Central and Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries


Katarzyna Jeżowska

HOME INSTITUTION: The University of New South Wales, Sydney

PROJECT TITLE: Coal Nations and Carbon Cultures

DATES IN RESIDENCE: March 2023 - June 2023

Valeriy Vasylyev

HOME INSTITUTION: Institute of History of Ukraine of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

PROJECT TITLE: Political Leadership with Focus on 1939-1953 years

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2023 - June 2023

Mateusz Sokulski 

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of History

PROJECT TITLE: Mihajlo Mihajlov and democratic non-nationalist opposition in Serbia/Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s

DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2022 - November 2022

Matvey Lomonosov

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Tyumen, Russia

PROJECT TITLE: Citizenship Laws in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

DATES IN RESIDENCE: May 2022 - July 2022


Sonja Avlijaš

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Belgrade

PROJECT TITLE: Gender and Welfare Effects of Modern Capitalism as Experienced in the European Post-Socialist Periphery

DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2021 - April 2022

Andriy Kohut

HOME INSTITUTION: Sectoral State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine

PROJECT TITLE: Operation Zapad (West): Forcible Deportations of Ukrainians as an Instrument of the Soviet Counterinsurgency

DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2021 - April 2022



Mahire Yakup

HOME INSTITUTION: Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

PROJECT TITLE: Cross-linguistic influences of the acquisition of English lexical stress by Kazakh-Russian bilinguals

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2019 - January 2021


Yanli He

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Sichuan, China

PROJECT TITLE: Socialist Realism as World Literature and The New Face of Soviet Art: Boris Groys and the Total Art of Stalinism

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2019 to September 2020

Song Ha Joo

HOME INSTITUTION: Zhejiang University, China

PROJECT TITLE: Anti-Immigration and Electoral Politics: the case of Russia and Kazakhstan in the 2010s

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2019 to June 2020

Dmytro Koval

HOME INSTITUTION: National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine

PROJECT TITLE: The Eleventh Dimension of the International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Collective Memory and Social Systems


DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2019 to June 2020

Wiktor Marzec

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Warsaw, Poland

PROJECT TITLE: Rebellion and Reaction in the Post-Imperial Borderlands 1905-1921

DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2019 to January 2020

Sergiu Musteata

HOME INSTITUTION: „Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University of Moldova

PROJECT TITLE: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and the USSR during Cold War: Soviet Moldavia in the RFE/RL Broadcast Programs

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2020 to June 2020

Klaus Segbers

HOME INSTITUTION: Free University of Berlin

PROJECT TITLE: Populism as a Two-Level Game: Cases in Eastern Europe

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2020 to February 2020


Maurice Casey

HOME INSTITUTION: Jesus College, University of Oxford

PROJECT TITLE: The Irish Radical World: Gender and Solidarity, 1916-1939


DATES IN RESIDENCE: November 2018 to February 2019

Iryna Odrekhivska

HOME INSTITUTION: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

PROJECT TITLE: Translating Ukraine: Languages, Cultures and Society under the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1772-1918)

FELLOWSHIP: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2019 to June 2019

Martin Previšić

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Zagreb, Croatia

PROJECT TITLE: Soviet Communism and the Yugoslav Question, 1940-1945


DATES IN RESIDENCE: February 2019 to September 2019

Aigi Rahi-Tamm

HOME INSTITUTION: Institute of History and Archeology, University of Tartu, Estonia

PROJECT TITLE: Normalizing the Extraordinary Soviet Estonian Society, 1940s-60s


DATES IN RESIDENCE: March 2019 to June 2019


Ivan Asseev

HOME INSTITUTION: European University at St. Petersburg

FELLOWSHIP: Visiting Student Researcher

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2018 to June 2018

Vitaliy Bovar

HOME INSTITUTION: European University at St. Petersburg

FELLOWSHIP: Visiting Student Researcher

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2018 to June 2018

Tymofii Brik

HOME INSTITUTION: Kyiv School of Economics

FELLOWSHIP: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2018 to June 2018

Wim Coudenys

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Leuven

PROJECT TITLE: The Belgian Connection: A.M. Garting and European-Russian Intelligence Collaboration, 1893-1917

FELLOWSHIP: Fulbright and Flemish Fund for Scientific Research

DATES IN RESIDENCE: August 2017 to November 2017

Andrei Gorzo

HOME INSTITUTION: National University of Theatre and Film “I. L. Caragiale”

PROJECT TITLE: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Found Footage Films


DATES IN RESIDENCE: August 2017 to January 2018

Jasmina Husanović

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

PROJECT TITLE: Re-Configuring the Trauma Market: Cultural Interventions into Conflict and Social Justice


DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2017 to June 2018

Anna A. Mazurkiewicz

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Gdansk, Poland

PROJECT TITLE: The National Committee for a Free… - American uses of political exiles during the Cold War


DATES IN RESIDENCE: August 2017 to January 2018

Anna Osypchuk (Visiting Professor)

HOME INSTITUTION: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2018 to March 2018

COURSE(S) TAUGHT: Identity, Memory and Cultural Politics in Post-Soviet Societies (REES 310)

Georgii Sherstnev

HOME INSTITUTION: European University at St. Petersburg

FELLOWSHIP: Visiting Student Researcher

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2018 to June 2018

Inga Zaksauskiene

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Vilnius, Lithuania

PROJECT TITLE: Mission Radio Hope: Western Radio Broadcasts to the Soviet Baltic Republics


DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2017 to March 2018


Anna Khvorostiankina (Visiting Professor)

HOME INSTITUTION: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

DATES IN RESIDENCE: March 2017 to June 2017

Veronika Lapina

PROJECT TITLE: Queer Nomads: In-Country Mobility of Sexual Becomings in Russia

FELLOWSHIP: Wayne Vucinich Fellow

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2017 to March 2017

Sergiu Musteaţă

HOME INSTITUTION: Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University, Moldova

FELLOWSHIP: Carnegie Research Fellowship Program

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2016 to January 2017

David L. Ransel (Scholar in Residence)

HOME INSTITUTION: Indiana University, Robert F. Byrnes Professor Emeritus

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2016 to September 2019

Nona Shahnazarian

HOME INSTITUTION: The National Academy of Sciences in Yerevan, Armenia

PROJECT TITLE: Mutual Accusations of Ethnic Cleansing in the Azeri-Armenian Conflict: Memory Wars and Emerging State Ideologies

FELLOWSHIP: Carnegie Research Fellowship Program

DATES IN RESIDENCE: December 2016 to May 2017

Ana Siljak

HOME INSTITUTION: Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

PROJECT TITLE: The Art of Life: Religion and Aesthetics in the Russian Silver Age, 1890-1917

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2016 to June 2017


Tomas Balkelis

HOME INSTITUTION: Vilnius University, Lithuania

PROJECT TITLE: Violence, Nationalism and Revolution in the Baltic States, 1918-1920

FELLOWSHIP: Baltic-American Freedom Foundation

DATES IN RESIDENCE: December 2015 to November 2016

Igor Casu

HOME INSTITUTION: Moldova State University

PROJECT TITLE: A Moldavian Holodomor? The Mass Famine in Soviet Moldavia, 1946-1947


DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2016 to July 2016

Gábor Egry

HOME INSTITUTION: Institute of Political History - Budapest, Hungary

PROJECT TITLE: Negotiating post-imperial transitions, 1918-1925. A comparative study of local and regional transitions from Austria-Hungary to the successor states

FELLOWSHIP: Hungarian National Research Fund

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2016 to April 2016

Ekaterina V. Klimenko

HOME INSTITUTION: Saint Petersburg State Institute of Culture

PROJECT TITLE: “Migrant Integration” in Post-Soviet Russia: Knowledge, Discourse, Policy

FELLOWSHIP: CREEES, Wayne Vucinich Fellow, 2016

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2016 to June 2016

Dariya Orlova

HOME INSTITUTION: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2016 to June 2016

COURSE(S) TAUGHT: Media, Democratization and Political Transformations in Post-Sovieties

Daniel Orlovsky

HOME INSTITUTION: Southern Methodist University

PROJECT TITLE: Russian Revolution Centennial/The Provisional Government: Meaning and Practice of power in 1917

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2016 to July 2016

Klaus Segbers

HOME INSTITUTION: Freie Universitaet Berlin

PROJECT TITLE: The Return of Violence: Challenges for European Security

DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2016 to March 2016

Aurimas Švedas

HOME INSTITUTION: Vilnius University, Lithuania

PROJECT TITLE: Red Knights: The KGB between Myth and Reality


DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2016 to June 2016


Krassimira Daskalova

HOME INSTITUTION: Sofia University

PROJECT TITLE: A Woman Politician in the Cold War Balkans: From Biography to History


DATES IN RESIDENCE: June 2014 to October 2014

Andrew Herscher

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Michigan

PROJECT TITLE: Freedom in the Abstract: The Socialist Monument in and after Yugoslavia

FELLOWSHIP: LSA Humanities Award Fellow

DATES IN RESIDENCE: October 2014 to December 2014

Svitlana Khutka

HOME INSTITUTION: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

PROJECT TITLE: Civic Political Apathy/Involvement, Governance and Values in Transition Countries


DATES IN RESIDENCE: February 2014 to October 2015

Ian Lanzillotti

HOME INSTITUTION: The Ohio State University

PROJECT TITLE: Land, Community and the State in the North Caucasus: Kabardino-Balkaria, 1763-1991

FELLOWSHIP: Fulbright-Hays


Sreten Ugričić

HOME INSTITUTION: National Library of Serbia

PROJECT TITLE: Meady-rade: Examples, Arguments, Definitions, Distinctions

FELLOWSHIP: Scholar Rescue Fund

DATES IN RESIDENCE: July 2013 to July 2015

Alma Vardari-Kesler

HOME INSTITUTION: Tel-Aviv University

PROJECT TITLE: Statehood without Sovereignty: Risky Negotiations in Post-independence Kosovo


DATES IN RESIDENCE: August 2014 to July 2015


Philipp Casula

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Zurich

PROJECT TITLE: Two Tales of War? Imagery of Afghanistan and Chechnya in Soviet and Russian Media

FELLOWSHIP: Swiss National Science Foundation

DATES IN RESIDENCE: March 2014 to June 2014

Alicja Curanović

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Warsaw

PROJECT TITLE: Dangerous Liaisons? Religion in Contemporary Russian Politics

FELLOWSHIP: Kosciuszko Foundation

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2013 to December 2013

Fabio De Leonardis

PROJECT TITLE: "Halk, Watan, Turkmenbashy!" Explaining Niyazov's Personality Cult in Turkmenistan: A Comparative Perspective

FELLOWSHIP: CREEES, Wayne Vucinich Fellow

DATES IN RESIDENCE: March 2014 to June 2014

Anna Dolidze

HOME INSTITUTION: Western University, Canada


José M. Faraldo

HOME INSTITUTION: Complutense University

PROJECT TITLE: History of Communist Secret Police in Eastern Europe

FELLOWSHIP: Del Amo Foundation


Stefan Guth

PROJECT TITLE: "A City of New Beginnings..." Staging Atomic-Powered Communism on the Southern Soviet Periphery

FELLOWSHIP: National Science Foundation

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2013 to March 2014

Jörn Happel

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Basel

PROJECT TITLE: German diplomat Gustav Hilder (1886-1965)

FELLOWSHIP: Swiss National Science Foundation

DATES IN RESIDENCE: May 2014 to June 2014

Magnus Ilmjärv

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Tallinn

PROJECT TITLE: History of Baltic States, 1922-1940


DATES IN RESIDENCE: January 2014 to May 2014

Jeronim Perovic

HOME INSTITUTION: University of Zurich

PROJECT TITLE: Russia in Global Energy History



Tamara Martsenyuk

HOME INSTITUTION: National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

PROJECT TITLE: Women's Top-Level Political Participation in Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities

FELLOWSHIP: Chopivsky Fellow

DATES IN RESIDENCE: April 2012 to June 2012

Xu Wenhong

HOME INSTITUTION: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

PROJECT TITLE: Russian Capital Movement in the post-Soviet Space

FELLOWSHIP: China Scholarship Council

DATES IN RESIDENCE: September 2012 to November 2012