Research Associates

Guest researchers, hosted by the Center for the duration of their fieldwork:

  • Maksym Snihyr (PhD student, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Research interests: social history, migrations, nationalism, interwar period, memory politics, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Bessarabia

15 February - 28 June 2024

Research interests: socialism, republicanism, modern history, international history, exiles, interwar period, area studies, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary

1 October 2023 - 25 April 2024

  • Prof. Irakli Chkhaidze (Associate Professor, Institute of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University)

Research interests: post-soviet transformations, nationalism, populism, nation-building and identity-forming processes in post-socialist space

Research project at CEU: "Between Two Worlds: National Populism and the West in Post-revolutionary Georgia"

30 May - 1 July 2023 and 5 September - 5 November 2023

  • Nikola Tomašegović (Teaching Assistant, Research Associate, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)

Research projectIntellectual history of the Illyrian Movement in 19th century Croatia and its transnational connections

1 May 2023 - 31 July 2023

  • Barbora Buzássyová, (Ph.D. student, Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava)
    Research project: Shifting patterns of Czechoslovak educational strategy to postcolonial Africa in the era of socialist internationalism: a constant quest for compliance between humanitarianism and pragmatism?
    1 September 2019 - 31 January 2020
  • Jakub Drábik (Researcher, Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava)
    Research Project: Czech fascism as a cultural and social phenomenon
    Guest Researcher, 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018
  • Zsuzsa Hetényi (Professor of Literature, University ELTE, Budapest, Faculty of Humanities)
    Research project: An English monograph on Nabokov on a new theoretical basis, and writing a summary of her 35-year lecturing, an initiatory manual to the 20th century Russian prose
    Guest Researcher, 31 August 2017 – 31 July 2018
  • Ito Takashi (Lecturer, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Guest Researcher , 14 September 2015 - 13 September 2016
  • Mihaela Mehedinti-Beiean 
    Guest Researcher in the framework of the project "Competitive Researchers in Europe in the Field of Humanities and Socio-Economic Sciences.  A Multi-regional Research Network"
    1-30 June, 2015
  • Adrian Muresan
    Guest Researcher in the framework of the project "Competitive Researchers in Europe in the Field of Humanities and Socio-Economic Sciences.  A Multi-regional Research Network"
    1-30 June, 2015
  • Maria Terteci
    Guest Researcher in the framework of the project "Competitive Researchers in Europe in the Field of Humanities and Socio-Economic Sciences.  A Multi-regional Research Network"
    15 June - 15 July, 2015
  • Catalin Botosineanu
    Guest Researcher in the framework of the project  "Competitive Researchers in Europe in the Field of Humanities and Socio-Economic Sciences.  A Multi-regional Research Network"
    17 June - 17 July, 2015
  • Kenta Suzuki (Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Research project: Popular Movements and Nationalism in the Last Years of the East European Socialist States: The Disintegration of Former Yugoslavia and Revolutions of 1989
    Guest Researcher, 24 March 2015 – 29 February 2016
  • Yukiko Tatsumi (Institute of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    Research project: Publishing business in the Russian Empire and beyond
    Guest Researcher, 2 January 2015 - 10 October 2015
  • Felix Jeschke (PhD candidate, University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies)
    Research project: "Iron Landscapes: The Railways and Nation-Building in Czechoslovakia 1918-1938"
    Guest Researcher, 22 July 2014 – 24 July 2015
  • Anca Sincan (Ph.D., Researcher, "Gheorghe Sincai" Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities of the Romanian Academy)
    Research project"The inheritance of Loss": the transformation of the status of national church in communist Romania
    Guest researcherOctober-December 2012
  •  Adrian Lăcătuş (Assistant Professor, Transylvanian University of Brasov)
    Research project: The Literary Experiment in the Romanian Contemporary Prose. A Cognitive and Comparative Perspective
    Guest researcherSeptember-December 2012.
  • Carlos Domper (Doctoral student, University of Zaragoza)
    Research project: Polls without Democracy
    Guest researcher, 10 September - 10 October 2012
  • Cătălina Mihalache (Ph.D., Postdoctoral researcher of ”Al.I.Cuza University”, Iaşi; research fellow of ”A.D.Xenopol” History Institute of the Romanian Academy, Iaşi, Romania)
    Research project: History for Schoolchildren: Science, Politics and Entertainment at the End of the Communist Regime
    Guest researcherJuly 2012.
  • Oana Fotache Dubalaru (PhD Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest, Romania, and SOP HRD Post-doctoral researcher, University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj, Romania)
    Research project: Realism as a Historiographical Project. Typological Invention and Discursive Motivation in Recent Histories of Romanian Literature, 1990-2010.
    Post-doctoral research fellow, July 2012
  • María Cristina Álvarez González (Ph.D. student, Universidad Complutense, Madrid)
    Research project: “The history of Poland and history writing within Polish opposition movements, 1976-1989”
    Visiting doctoral student, 2011/2012, Spring term
  • Bogdan Stefanescu (Ph.D., Associate Professor and SOP HRD Post-doctoral researcher, Department of English, University of Bucharest, Romania)
    Research project: Strategies for Decolonization in Postcommunism: A Postcolonial Perspective on National Identity Discourses by Romanian Public Intellectuals after 1989.
  • Victoria Harms (History Department at the University of Pittsburgh). 
    Research Project: In-between East and West: A Transnational Network of Central Europeans, 1977-2004.
    Guest Doctoral Researcher, 2011
  • Guy Beiner (Senior lecturer, Department of General History, Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
    Research project: Comparisons between ‘social forgetting’ in Central Europe and Ireland in late-modern history.
    Visiting Research Fellow, 2011
  • Paul Shore (CEU)
    Research project: Relations between Muslims and Jesuits between 1620 and 1773
    2010/2011, winter and spring term
  • José Reis Santos (Guest visiting Fellow, Contemporary History Institute, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon)Research project:Authoritarian Electoralisms in the Epoch of Fascisms Guest Research Fellow, 2010/2013
  • Richard McMahon (ESRC post‑doc, University of Bristol) 
    Research project: European Cultural Community: entangled geographies of integration and culture. 
    Visiting Fellow, June & July 2010
  • Irène Heidelberger-Leonard (Honorary Professorial Fellow, Queen Mary College, University of London)
    Research Project: Life and Work of IMRE KERTESZ to be published by Rowohl (rororo), Reinbek, Germany
    Visiting Fellow, April/May 2010
  •  Slávka Otčenášová (Research assistant, University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Košice/University of Prešov, Slovakia)
    Research project:
    Constructing the Identity for the New Country – History Textbooks and Making the Nation in Czechoslovakia 1918 – 1938
    Visiting Fellow 2009/2010, spring term
  • Paul Shore (Professor of Education, Saint Louis University) 
    Research project: Jesuit Missionary and Educantional Activities in the Danube Basin 1630-1773. Seminar and pubic lecture: "Mission 'Mostly' Accomplished: Tracking Jesuit Successes and Failures in Hungary and Transylvania, 1640-1750" (18 and 20 May, 2009) 
    Pasts Inc. and History Department, Visiting Fellow, March-June 2009
  • Ioana Toma 
    Research project: When Romanian Civil Society Rises into the Air. Radio Free Europe’s Rhetoric of a “National” Cold War
    Open Society Archives and History Department, Postdoctoral Fellow, CEU, 2008/2009
  • Ruth Balint (lecturer, School of History, University of New South Wales, Sidney)
    Research project: Exile and Return: Journeys of the Hungarian Jewish Diaspora in Australia
    Visiting Fellow, 2008/2009, fall term
  • Charlotte Ball (PhD student of the Centre for European and International Studies Research of the University of Portsmouth, CEISR, England)
    Research project: “The Day of German Unity 1990-2005”
    Visiting Fellow, 2007/2008
  • Iris Engemann (PhD student, European University of Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder)
    Research project: The Slovakization of Bratislava, 1918-1948
    Visiting Fellow, 2007/2008, winter term


  • Rose Smith (PhD student, Institute of International Studies, Charles University, Prague, The Groeningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture, Unviersity of Groningen)

Research project: How representations of the memory of Communism in Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw museums construct urban, national and European identities

Visiting Fellow, 15 January - 15 March 2022

  • Elizabeth F. Walker (Undergraduate student, University College London)

June-August 2009, CEU Summer Professional Internship participant

  • Joshua P. Sorell (Undergraduate student, Bard College)
    June-July 2008, CEU/BARD Summer Professional Internship participant
  • Katalin Stráner (PhD student, History department, CEU) 
    2007/2008, research assistant