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Name: Torsten Arnold

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institutions: Université de Nantes Departement Histoire, UFR La Rochelle Centre de Recherches en Histoire Internationale et Atlantique (CRHIA), France

Period of stay: Oct 1, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015

Research focus: Central European Trade via French and Portuguese Seaports – Trans-National Networks and Merchandise (1714-1831)

“My research into early-modern globalization is based on archival sources obtained from Portuguese and Spanish ports. This work is carried out in collaboration with the Centre de Recherches en Histoire International et Atlantique“ in La Rochelle and Nantes. This research stay affords me the opportunity to liaise with colleagues in those places and also to forge networks with research institutes in France.”


Name: Malwina Ksiezniakiewicz

Home university: Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: June 29, 2015 - July 24, 2015

Research focus: German European Policy in 2005-2013

"I applied for a research stay at the University of Viadrina, because, in the first place, it will help me in the solid preparation of my doctoral dissertation devoted to Germany’s European policy. From the experiences of my colleagues and friends I know that our partner university, namely the EUV, creates an exceptionally friendly atmosphere to conduct research and scientific discussions. If there is an opportunity to present my research to students or doctoral candidates, I would like to deliver lectures on the Polish point of view on the current leadership of Germany in the European Union."

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Name: Irma Martínez García

Home university: Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Sept 1, 2015 - Sept 30, 2015

Research focus: Gender diversity on corporate boards: determinants, characteristics and implications

"This opportunity offered by the Viadrina International Program will allow me to gain insight into the various aspects of Human Resources Management, to give to my research an international perspective and to establish contacts that may be intensified in the future. I chose the Viadrina for my acquaintance stay because I think that several lines of research European University Viadrina are linked to my PhD research, for instance, the Human Resources Management or the Path Dependence Theory."

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Name: Artur Modliński

Home university: Universität Łódź, Poland

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 18, 2015 - Nov 18, 2015

Research focus: The model of customers’ engagement into boycott

"My scientific interest is international marketing and for this reason the fieldwork abroad is a focal point of my job. Furthermore, I was very eager to consult my ideas with the foreign researchers. I truly believe that it will contribute to even better quality of my final thesis and it will deliver the added value into my scientific discipline. Before my application, I found a lot of information about the exciting projects conducted at Viadrina University and the institution seems to be very open for international cooperation what, in result, encouraged me to apply for the research stay."

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Name: Péter Károly Vágó

Home university: Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 15, 2015 - Jan 15, 2016

Research focus: German-Polish and Hungarian-Slovak relations post 1989

"The focus of my research topic is in comparing different countries and as a result many of the documents and materials are only available abroad. In addition, I also find exploring the issue first hand (in my case: the development of German-Polish relations) very important. During my research stay I wish to get to know scientists from both countries and witness German-Polish scientific cooperation at first hand. In the process of researching in Germany and Poland I wish to use both languages in my work and my free time and use the opportunity to improve my polish (level B2)."

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Name: Argam Gasparian

Home university: Institute for International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 12, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015

Research focus: The Security Dimension of German Foreign Policy.

“I am deeply interested in German language, culture and politics. This fellowship gives me the opportunity to work on my PhD, to improve my German language skills and to get to know German culture. This research stay offers me the possibility to exchange experience, ideas and culture with other scientists. In addition to its importance for my PhD, my research stay at the Viadrina is also important for my professional life giving me the prospect of international networking and the chance to forge international contacts.”

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Name: Antonieta Heyden Megale

Home university: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brasil

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Aug 25, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015

Research focus: Inhabitants of Babel: Memories and Stories of Brazilian Bilingual School Teachers

"I consider the research stay an enormous possibility to enrich my academic network since I would be meeting scholars and graduate students who also study border crossing in different areas of the world. Besides, getting to know the city of Frankfurt an der Oder sounds attractive and exciting to me due to the fact that it is on the German-Polish border, wherein I would have the opportunity to connect theory and practice of border crossing."

 Ankrava_Arta_MG_7207 ©Heide Fest

Name: Arta Ankrava

Home university: University of Minnesota, USA

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Nov 1, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015

Research focus: Nationalism, Transnationalism, Anti-Communism: Shaping Latvian American Diaspora

"I was drawn to visiting the Viadrina, and especially the B/ORDERS IN MOTION center, because the acquaintance stay allows for an extended visit, and thus a possibility for getting to know other students, researchers and the work they do better. I hope to get a sense of what is happening in migration research in Europe today, what new theoretical, methodological approaches are used to study borders, flows, identities. I would like to establish connections with people that work on similar issues."

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Name: Natalie Senf

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia

Period of stay: Dec 14, 2015 - Feb 22, 2016

Research focus: Organizational Aspirations - An explorative examination of Fine Dining.

“On one hand the research stay will help me further develop my research by helping me build closer relationships with opinion leaders in my research field. On the other hand it will give me a peek into academic work in different cultural contexts and help me to forge international contacts and networks. This research stay is to refine results from my PhD, which is currently in the process of being published.”

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Name: Katharina Behrend

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University of Oxford, England

Period of stay: Sept 21, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015

Research focus: Protection of secrets

“This research in the field of international law relies on a transnational scientific exchange between young scientists, which is facilitated through the DAAD-funded Viadrina International Program. One goal of my research stay is to carry out research for my dissertation. Also, it is important for me to develop a professional network of locally active scientists.”

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Name: Marta Budzinowska

Home university: Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poland

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: July 1, 2015 - Sept 30, 2015

Research focus: Der Schrankfachvertrag

“The European University Viadrina is well known in Europe as a research center. In addition, it has a great reputation for promoting German-Polish cooperation and offers a great research infrastructure. I hope that this research stay will enable my thesis to make a great leap forward. I will also be very happy if proposed projects between the Viadrina and the Adam Mickiewicz university are implemented.”

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Name: Meerim Sydykova

Home university: Kyrgyz National University, Kyrgyzstan

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 12, 2015 - Dec 28, 2015

Research focus: Diagnosing Growth Constraints in Central Asia: The Case of the Kyrgyz Republic

"This opportunity to spend a research stay in Germany will allow me to go deeper in my research area and get required knowledge under the supervision of leading professors in this area. My high interest in studying at European University Viadrina conditioned by the fact that the university gives great opportunity to work with one of the leading professors in international economics, international finance and macroeconomics which overlaps with my paper on growth diagnostics approach. It is my academic goal to broaden my knowledge by doing research at European University Viadrina."

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Name: Lauren Hansen

Home university: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 10, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015

Research focus: Postmemory on the Move: Memory, Travel, and Space in Post-1989 Literature

"I applied for a research stay to broaden my international research contacts and avail myself of archives, research materials, and exhibits located abroad. This stay will enrich my project by offering experience, contacts, and materials not available at my home university. My goal is to meet with scholars and other students with related research interests in order to get feedback on and revise specifically the third and fourth chapters of my dissertation."

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Name: Gergana Fyrkova

Home university: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 10, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

Research focus: Linguistic, paralinguistic and culturally specific characteristics of Bulgarian-German business communication.

“A research stay helps me gather analytical information and affords me better access to the newest developments in the area of cultural research and intercultural communication. Additionally it is an opportunity for an experience exchange with colleagues from other countries. The scientific profile of the university corresponds well with my research interests (applied linguistics, communication and intercultural competence). I find the atmosphere of the university, especially the support of research activities, extremely appealing and it also displays an international flair. The affordable living and the opportunity to conduct research in Libraries in other cities in Brandenburg (Berlin, Potsdam, Cottbus) were also other important factors in my decision to make a research stay here.”

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Name: Rolly Rosen

Home university: Haifa University, Israel

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: July 26, 2015 - Aug 24, 2015

Research focus: On the Vernacularization and Globalization of the Shared Society and the Intercultural Cities Concept

„The Viadrina International Program - for Graduates (VIP) is an opportunity to widen my horizons and learn about the work being done in other universities in fields relevant to my work. In particular, I am interested in meeting Dr. Anika Keinz from the Anthropology Department, and learning about the work of the B/Orders in Motion Institute. I also plan to interview representatives of cities in Germany that are members of the Intercultural Cities Network and learn about their application of the principles.“

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Name: Sonja Barfod

Home university: Roskilde University, Denmark

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: June 15, 2015 - July 15, 2015

Research focus: Linguistic practices in informal workplace settings focusing on German, Swedish and Norwegian as regional languages

“My PhD project is about linguistic boundaries and about transcending these boundaries, which made the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION and in particular the subproject Grenzen in Gesprächen wahrnehmen - Grenzen diskursiv verhandeln (Perceiving and negotiating borders in conversations) very interesting for me to visit. Furthermore, the Viadrina is situated in a border region, which is linguistically very different from the Øresund Region, but it might have some interesting similarities with the Sønderjylland-Schleswig Region."

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Name: Georgii Alaev

Home university: Ural Federal University, Russia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 19, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015

Research focus: Firm’s dynamic capabilities towards crises: does managerial practice influence on firm’s stability

“I chose Viadrina for my research stay, because it provides broad opportunities to boost my research with data from developed market such as Germany. The main goals of my research stay are development of contacts with other fellows and the research group Dynamic Capabilites as well as independent assessment of my research."

 Staskiewicz_Joanna_4920 ©Heide Fest

Name: Joanna Staśkiewicz

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Loyola University New Orleans, USA

Period of stay: Dec 1, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016

Research focus: Why is there no Catholic Women’s Movement in Poland? – Questions of gender in the Polish Catholic Church post 1989.

“My research stay in the USA is for scientific exchange, also I wish to expand the international aspects of my PhD so as to give the polish context of my work a broader base. My plan to participate in University courses, use of the Library, work with the Women’s Resource Center and especially talking with the local scientists affords me an excellent opportunity to develop my ideas and also to build a scientific network.”

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Name: Katarzyna Czerwonogóra

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Haifa University, Israel

Period of stay: Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

Research focus: Zionism as a vehicle of women’s emancipation. Biographies, strategies and discourses of Zionist women in Central and Eastern Europe at the turn of the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries

“I have chosen Haifa University, which is one of the partner institutions in theIsraeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies. My stay abroad will enable me to improve my command of the language (Hebrew), complete research work in the archives and consult with top specialists in my topic.”

Hellmund_Matthias ©@Heide Fest

Name: Matthias Hellmund

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Universidad de Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile

Period of stay: Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

Research focus: The Pan-American “Drug-Court” System as an alternative to the German Criminal Justice System? Analysis and comparison of international methods of drug enforcement.

“The Universidad de Chile is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Latin-America. From the first contact it was clear there was a strong mutual desire to cooperate. Alongside the perspective of legal comparison I plan to speak with experts in day to day drug enforcement and develop important contacts for the further development of my project.”


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Name: Márton Pete

Home university: Eötvös-Loránd-University Budapest, Hungary

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Nov 23, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015

Research focus: The Role of State Power in the Integration of Central Europe.

“With this stay I hope to broaden my horizons and to enrich my research by forming new partnerships and hearing new perspectives. I have formed few truly valuable scientific partnerships, as of yet, in the German speaking world and I am sure I can improve this with my stay in Germany.”

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Name: Sage Anderson

Home university: New York University, USA

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Jun 1, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

Research focus: Life in the Fewest Words: Timing Brevity from Chamfort to Benjamin

“Before starting my PhD, I spent a year in Berlin thanks to a DAAD-grant. Since then, I have always wanted to come back. This is especially important now, because I plan to pursue a career in Germany after finishing my dissertation. Also, for me it is very important to extend my academic perspective beyond the American sphere. I am particularly interested in opportunities for professionalization through the VIP.”