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Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES)

Guest Researchers

Olena Zinenko

Third guest stay: April 2022 - March 2023
*Funded by the guest research program of VolkswagenStiftung

Second guest stay: 25 November 2019 - 31 December 2019

First guest stay: 27 May - 27 August 2017

Olena Zinenko is senior lecturer and Ph.D. researcher at the Chair of Media Communiation, Sociology Department, V.N. Karazin's Kharkiv National University in Ukraine.

Her research interest lies in a rethinking of the approaches to the media representation of the public events in the context of social and political transformations.

Olga Nosova

Third guest stay: April 2022 - March 2023
*Funded by the guest research program of VolkswagenStiftung

Second guest stay: 1 October - 31 December 2019
*Funded by the DAAD as part of the program "Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists"

Publication: Perspectives System Transformation and Development Issues (p. 60-84)

First guest stay: 1 October - 31 December 2016

Publication: International Journal of Innovation and Business Strategy (IJIBS)

Olga Nosova is a Professor at the Department of Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Oksana Mikheieva

Guest stay: 1 October 2020 - 30 September 2023
*Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the European University Viadrina.

Publication: Human security: assessment and expectations of the residents of the four oblasts of Ukraine

Oksana Mikheieva holds a PhD in History and is professor of the Sociology Department at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

Her research areas include conflict and transformation studies in the post-Soviet space, memory politics, labor migration and forced migration.

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Antonio Carbone

Guest stay: 1 September 2020 - 31 March 2021

Antonio Carbone received his PhD with a dissertation on the influence of epidemics on urban space and imaginaries in Buenos Aires in the second half of the nineteenth century. He was member of the interdisciplinary graduate school “The World in the City” at the Technische Universität Berlin and worked as lecturer in the global history department of the Freie Universität Berlin.

In his current research project, he is concerned with the history of the emergence of European and global concepts of South and of their influence on different ideas and projects of European integration in the post-war period.

Randall Halle

Guest stay: 1 June 2019 - 1 September 2020

Randall Halle is Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a founding member and Director of the graduate program in Critical European Culture Studies there.

Mikhail (Mykhailo) Minakov

Guest stay: 01 April 2017 -31 March 2019

The major academic interest of Mikhail Minakov lies in the areas of political philosophy, political theory and history of modernity in the Eastern Europe and Western Eurasia. Find out more about Mikhail Minakov here.

* Funded by the DAAD through Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Germany Scholarship


Paulina Pospieszna

Guest stay: 21 November 2018 - 30 January 2019

Assistant Professor
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Department of Political Science and Journalism

V-Dem Country Coordinator on Poland

Research projects at the IFES:

  • “The role of non-state actors in CEE”, Guest stay: 7 December - 14 December 2017
  • "Democratic Innovation in Poland and Eastern Germany: Paving the way to democratic resilience?".