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Guest Researchers

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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.

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Olena Zinenko

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.

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Olga Nosova

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

First guest stay: 1 October - 31 December 2019

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

Olga Nosova is Professor at the Department of Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Currently she investigates the theme ”System Transformation in Ukraine” with cooperation with Timm Beichelt (IFES).

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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?".