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Martin_Javier_0169 ©Heide Fest Name: Javier Martin Uceda

Home institution: University of Girona, Spain

Guest institution:  European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Research focus: Cross-border cooperation in Europe: actors and projects of INTERREG in an uncertain scenario

"I've applied for a research stay because it's a great way to continue my learning process. The stay will give me the opportunity to share my work and research with other scientists working in my area of ​​research I have chosen the European University Viadrina because it is one of the best universities in the field of border studies and European integration with a special focus on the German-Polish border region."

Liashko_Jana_MG_9907 ©Heide Fest Name: Jana Liashko

Home institution: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: September 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Research focus: Cover letter as a text type in Ukrainian and German advisory literature. Contrastive analysis from a linguistic-didactic point of view.

"A stay at the Viadrina is very important for my scientific and professional career. A wide range of courses and the modern library make it possible to prepare myself professionally for the newly introduced course "German as a Scientific Language" at my home university and my knowledge gaps. For me as a young scientist this kind of scientific exchange is very important, because it serves to develop a more open, international communication and networking between young researchers. As a result of a one-month stay I desire to build a relationship with other researchers, to reach my knowledge limits and to gain new expertise and, thus, to broaden my professional horizons in some way."

Victor Trofimov

Name: Victor Trofimov

Home institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University of South Florida, USA

Period of stay: October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

Research focus: Romanian and Bulgarian “hustler” in Berlin: The construction of a new migration phenomenon?

"I applied for a research stay, because I believe to achieve new substantially impulse for my dissertation and my further research network through exchange with distinguished experts in my research field. The supervision by Prof. Castaneda can provide new ideas and generate new impetus for my dissertation. Additionally networking with distinguished experts in my field is of great importance for my research career, which I aim to achieve."

Lena Hotze

Name: Lena Hotze

Home institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France

Period of stay: August 21, 2017 – October 2, 2017

Research focus: Multimodal language acquisition in preschool age

"The 6-week research stay at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 on one hand is an exceptional enrichment for the work at my dissertation and contributes on the other hand to the international networking in the field of multimodal language acquisition research. I´m looking forward to develop and deepen existing research and teaching cooperation between both universities."

Mona Florian

Name: Mona Florian

Home institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Period of stay: September 16, 2017 – October 13, 2017

Research focus: Voluntary work in refugee aid context: self-organization and sensefulness of volunteers in a Berlin refugees emergency helter

"The aims of the research stay is to promote the conception of an article in an inspiring environment and at the same time to develop and to deepen international cooperation with researchers at the Copenhagen Business School."

Szilveszter Csernus-Lukasz

Name: Szilvester Csernus-Lukasc

Home institution: University of Szeged, Hungary

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: August 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Research focus: The national policy and language usage in Bács-Bodrog Comitat before and after the 1868: XLIV.

"I applied for a research stay at the Viadrina to broaden my sources for my dissertation with relevant literature. My main goals are to gain more knowledge about the nationalism and national minority policies of Central Europe, to write a chapter of my dissertation and to develop my German language proficiency."

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Name: Jonathan Rafael Balling

Home institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University of California Berkeley, USA

Period of stay: August 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

Research focus: Kauboy, Gautsho, Muszhik – Rural Male Masculinities in Yiddish fictional texts 1883-1942

"(International) Networking is extremely relevant when it comes to working on a dissertation that focuses on Yiddish studies. At the UC Berkeley, research in the interplay between gender studies and Yiddish / Jewish studies is unique. My goal is to intensively reflect my dissertation through individual talks and the participation in colloquia and to integrate it in my research project."

Robert Brockhaus

Name: Robert Brockhaus

Home institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Middlesex University London, Great Britain

Period of stay: July 28, 2017 – October 2, 2017

Research focus: The Criminal Liability of Whistleblowing

"I applied for the VIP research fellowship to work on the comparative chapter of my dissertation, to connect with other researchers in the field of whistleblowing and also to improve my English skills."

Max Steuer

Name: Max Steuer

Home institution: Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: July 21, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Research focus: The Guardians of Democracy? Decision Making of Constitutional Courts in Central Europe

"While my dissertation in Political Science focuses on the analysis of decision making of Central European constitutional courts, it is grounded in the broader experiences of established democratic political systems which opted for a centralized model of judicial review. With its German location but strong international focus, I believe the Viadrina combines the unique German experience and the regional and global expertise that is necessary for any such endeavor. The interaction with other researchers at the Viadrina and establishment of cross-disciplinary networks at the Faculty of Law has a significant potential for advancing my theoretical and methodological toolkit for researching constitutional courts in Central Europe."

Ana Tokhadze

Name: Ana Tokhadze

Home institution: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: July 14, 2017 - September 14, 2017

Research focus: Shareholder’s Property Rights and Capital of the Corporation

"Since the scopes of my thesis require a deep doctrinal inquiry and analytical thinking, research fellowship will equip me with the right academic tools and assistance in pursuit of my study. As I am eager to recruit myself into scientific projects and boost my scholar network, research fellowship will indispensably ensure my continued connection with an international scientific circle, professional relationship with international scholars, which, afterward, will strongly support in my career objectives along with the further academic goals."

Oleg Lehkyy

Name: Oleh Lehkyy

Home institution: Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: July 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017

Research focus: Digital communicational instruments of brewery industry’s marketing

"I truly understand the importance of international science networking and mobility of researches. The European University Viadrina research environment and practices are very interesting to observe. Facilities, working process, current tasks, prospect of growth and even promotion – are those elements that might be kindly “benchmarked” to try to implement the best practice at the my home University."

Marcelo Durao

Name: Marcelo Durao Rodrigues da Cunha

Home institution: Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: July 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Research focus: History in a time of crisis: Friedrich Meinecke (1862-1954) and the problems of German historicism

"I applied for an acquaintance stay in Viadrina mainly because, besides being a renown academic center, Viadrina's Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences will certainly offer me the best possible research structure which is necessary for improving my present and future academic goals in the fields of theory, historiography and philosophy of history."

Bianca Batista

Name: Bianca Batista

Home institution: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 20, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Research focus: The discursive construction of Brazil in Pero Gândavo's chronicle, História da Província de Santa Cruz and in Richard Hakluyt's travel book, The Principal Navigations

"I chose European University Viadrina to be part of my doctoral study once the contact with excellent professors from the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences can help me rethink and improve the fundamental topics of my research."

Louis Wierenga

Name: Louis Wierenga

Home institution: University of Tartu, Estonia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 15, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Research focus: The Right Approach to Gender: Gender, post-materialist values and the populist radical right in Europe

"I applied for a research stay at the European University Viadrina in order to work with Prof. Michael Minkenberg. As I study populist radical right parties in Central and Eastern Europe, the university is strategically located. Prof. Minkenberg is a leading expert on the populist radical right in Central and Eastern Europe and pursuing a research stay at Viadrina gives me an invaluable opportunity to further my academic career. The main goals of my academic stay are to further my knowledge of the populist radical right in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the methodological undertakings of my dissertation."

Anibal Chaim

Name: Anibal Chaim

Home institution: University of São Paulo, Brazil

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 14, 2017 - August 28, 2017

Research focus: Football, media, politics and its social implications

"The European University Viadrina provides me the structure and support for developing my studies and building a broader network. I am interested in understanding the European and German debate on my topics of interest. Aside it, this is going to be a great opportunity for getting in touch with other researchers from all over the world and improve my professional network."

Laura Hirrel

Name: Laura Hirrel

Home institution: University of New Mexico, USA

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 13, 2017 - August 30, 2017

Research focus: A Construction-Based Approach to Cyclic Gesture Functions

"I applied for a three month research stay in order to receive feedback and gain valuable new perspectives on my project from researchers outside of my home institution. I was specifically interested in coming to European University Viadrina because there are researchers here who work on similar topics to my own interests. Additionally, the scholars at the Viadrina Gesture Center have developed a number of methodologies for the study of gesture that I wanted to learn more about in order to expand skills within my field of study."

Thiago Nascimento

Name: Thiago Nascimento

Home institution: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 12, 2017 - July 12, 2017

Research focus: Metacommunicative Acts: a Mental Space-led Enquiry on Cognitive Aspects of Metapragmatic phenomena in Talk-in-interaction

"This is an excellent opportunity to broaden my network, as well as improve my research skills with other researchers. I aim to enhance my skills in co-speech gesture analysis. So, during my acquaintance stay I’ll be able to get to know the software, techniques and procedures Prof. Muller’s group adopt to conduct their researches. Besides, this stay is an appropriate chance to establish a partnership between our research groups."

Ivan Almes

Name: Ivan Almes

Home institution: Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv, Ukraine

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 12, 2017 - July 12, 2017

Research focus: Book in the social and cultural life of the monasteries of the Lviv eparchy in the 17th and 18th centuries

"European Viadrina University as Ukrainian Catholic University is a new, modern and ambitious University, and simultaneously institution of the two cultures – German and Polish. My PhD-thesis is closely connected with Polish early modern culture, and in general with cultural studies, which are comprehensive represented in the Viadrina University. It will be a great opportunity to find out about contemporary approaches in this field of history studying."

Adriana Fernandes Brandao

Name: Adriana Fernandes Barbosa

Home institution: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 12, 2017 - July 12, 2017

Research focus: Cognition in InterAction: an interactional Analysis of Multimodal Metaphors in DaF-Classrooms

"As a Brazilian PhD student, I aim to do a double doctoral degree (Cotutelle). Therefore I see the acquaintance stay as a first step for a future research stay at the European University Viadrina for a longer period. Additionally the acquaintance stay will contribute to a stronger cooperation between Prof. Dr. Cornelia Müller and my research team “(Inter-)Cultural Communication in Interaction” at my home university."

Aldijana Bunjak

Name: Aldijana Bunjak

Home institution: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Research focus: The interplay between optimism and mindfulness in the workplace

"What I am truly looking forward to is a new challenge and opening myself to even more opportunities that I have not yet imagined. I chose Viadrina because it is absolutely international oriented. Being a Viadrina’s fellow also affords me the opportunity to network with current Viadrina’s fellows, and I hope it will facilitate my participation in the academic economics community more broadly."

Iuliia Lokshyna

Name: Iuliia Lokshyna

Home institution: Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ukraine

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Research focus: Trade Defense Instruments Regulation in the European Union

"The Viadrina University is a truly international academic institution paying a lot of attention to the area of my research, in particular international economic relations, international trade law and European law. I would like not just to write a profound PhD thesis, but to get new experience, literature and expand my research horizons."

Olena Zinenko

Name: Olena Zinenko

Home institution: V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: May 25, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Research focus: Media potential of public events as an object of journalistic reflection

"During three month of research stay in European University Viadrina I plan to have more deep practice in qualitative methods studies on social transformation, and I’m going to observe public events as acts of communication and an invitation to dialogue awaiting feedback such as reciprocity, aversion or ignoring in the field of gender issues. I believe that chance that I’ll have with participating in VIP – for Graduates open the new prospects in communication between our universities."

Iosava_Lela_MG_2464 (002) ©Heide Fest Name: Lela Iosava

Home institution: Ilia State University, Georgia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: May 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Research focus: The Role of Organizational Culture in Fostering Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions

"The Viadrina is an impressive example of a higher education institution symbolizing the return of Germany and Poland to Europe’s intellectual and cultural values. It is admirable how in a short period of time and during the era of great changes following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the university leadership has managed to transform a traditional university into a place where new generations of transeuropean society is nurtured. This particularly sparks a curiosity of someone like me exploring internal dynamics of educational institutions and the position of Georgia‘s higher education institutions in a global European landscape."

Steinkamp_Anna_MG_7112 ©Heide Fest Name: Anna Steinkamp

Home institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Guest institution: Sophia University Tokyo, Japan

Period of stay: April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Research focus: Internationalization of enterprises in border areas: A qualitative resource analysis in the federal state of Brandenburg and in the Lubuskie Province

"The Sophia University is an excellent place to present my research results on site in terms of my own presentations and a publication. I expect to receive constructive feedback to my activities, which can be shaped from the different point of views and give me new ideas for further scientific research."

Belete_Shimels-Sisay _MG_6912 (002) ©Heide Fest Name: Shimels Sisay Belete

Home institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Guest institution: University of Vienna, Austria

Period of stay: March 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Research focus: Questioning State’s Counter-terrorism Measures vis-àvis the Pursuit of the Right to Liberty and Security of Person: Spotlighting the Ethiopian Legal and Institutional Framework as a Case Study

"As a young academician aspiring for deeper knowledge and experience in the field my specialization, I believe that this short term research stay would offer me enhanced research and learning opportunities and new perspectives in dealing with the variety of issues related to my research. This program would also foster my personal network and professional growth as it brings me an appealing chance to get to know more colleagues specialized in the same field and broaden my research and publication, teaching and other work prospects for my present and imminent future. I would consider it as a further adventure in acquainting myself with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic and research culture."

Maffle_Stéphane_MG_7137 ©Heide Fest Name: Stéphane Maffli

Home institution: Université de Lausanne, Switzerland 

Guest institutions: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Period of stay: January 7, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Research focus: Migration literature from German-speaking Switzerland since 1980

"I applied for an acquaintance stay at the European University Viadrina, because of the 2012 founded Axel Springer Endowed Chair for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration. The aim of my stay is to find out more about the approach of the research colloquium »Diaspora, Exile, Migration, Methodological and Theoretical New Approaches« and to get to know the employees and the participants, in order to be able to predict whether a following one-year stay would be worthwhile."

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Name: Mark Do

Home university: University of New South Wales, Australia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

Research focus: Higher-Order Personality Effects and Leadership

"Participation in the VIP will provide me with the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow students and academic staff in my field of research and related areas. By gaining knowledge and information from researchers from other countries I will be able to enhance my research with cross-cultural insights particularly given one of my main research areas is focused on leadership, a global research topic."

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Name: Nikoletta Pikramenou

Home university: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Nov 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2017

Research focus: Living between two sexes: A human rights’ approach

"I perceive this research stay as a significant contribution to my career and research and it is a good environment to show off my full potential and expand my skills and knowledge. I chose to apply to the European University Viadrina mainly because of its strong international character. The fact that Viadrina promotes values such as the peaceful coexistence and collaboration of people from different cultures sparked my interest."

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Name: Jesper Verhoef

Home university: Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016

Research focus: Dutch depictions of America in public debates on cinema, portable radio, and television, 1919-1989

"Spending time as a guest researcher offers me the marvelous opportunity to get inspired by both outstanding scholars as well as by another culture. Since I am considering working in Germany after finishing my PhD, I am positive that my career will benefit a great deal from spending a month at Frankfurt (Oder). The acquaintance stay will be conducive to my network, career, and research - especially since scholars working in the cultural history department at Viadrina are working on topics that are vital to my research, such as ‘mental maps’ and transnational history."

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Name: Olha Tkachenko

Home university: University Warsaw, Poland 

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016

Research focus: Discourse of Ukrainian Identity during Social and Political Changes in 2004-2014 on the Pages of Polish Opinion-Making Press

"The main research focus of the European University Viadrina is the region which is called Central and Eastern Europe. My research is also focused on that area. An acquaintance stay at the Viadrina will give me an opportunity to learn new approaches of the research on Eastern and Central Europe which could be useful for my topic. I would like to present my research and results to the academic community in order to introduce my point of view in exploring intercultural communication between Poland and Ukraine."

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Name: Aleksandra Łuczak

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University Warsaw, Poland

Period of stay: Oct 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Research focus: The construction site of the future. Visions and images of the Western part of Warsaw's city centre and its construction as a historical testimony of the Polish People's Republic between 1969 and 1989

"I´m glad to spend my research stay at a well-known polish university. My interdisciplinary research project and the overlappings with the research interests of my host institution, were the reasons for choosing the University Warsaw. An important goal is the development of scientific contacts in Poland in the field of cultural and art history in order to embed my research in the polish discourse and to boost future cooperations."

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Name: Mirjam Goudsmit

Home university: University of New South Wales, Australia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

Research focus: Performance heterogeneity across environments: Investigating strategic responses, environmental turbulence, and performance relationships

"An acquaintance stay at Viadrina will broaden and enrich my academic experience, research and international network, and help getting to know Viadrina and its researchers better who are doing research that is relevant to my current work. My intention is to learn from diverse perspectives that will improve my research and thinking as well as broaden my horizons toward my career post-PhD."

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Name: Ababakar Atiku Alkali

Home university: Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: Sept 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016

Research focus: An Optimality-Theoretic Account of the Fula Verbal Morphophonology

"The Viadrina Fellowship opens a new chapter in my academic life. In addition to promoting the realisation of a long time aspiration to experience the German academia, it places at my disposal, the prospect to not only get immersed into the German research culture, but also to remain connected to it. The wonderful and stimulating opportunity provided by the Fellowship for working under one of the most resourceful professors at Viadrina and networking with other international students is indispensable to the attainment of my short and long term career goals."

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Name: Hanna Malik

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University of Turku, Finland

Period of stay: Sept 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016

Research focus: Liability of legal entities in Poland in comparison with the (latest) development in Germany (working title) 

"A research stay abroad enables me to focus on a broader context in my research – not only from a German or Polish perspective – and in view of new methodological approaches. The involvement of the Finish perspective will be an enrichment for my research, because the Finish criminal policy approach to combat economic and corporate crime differs substantially from the Polish and German one. Since I´m in the final period of my PhD, the research stay in Finland offers the possibility to present my research project to international experts within this field."

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Name: Katharina Kinga Kowalski

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: Columbia University in the City of New York, USA

Period of stay: Aug 1, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

Research focus: New thought styles? Intellectual-feminist networks in Poland (1980-2004)

"My research focus on the development and migration of women´s and gender studies as an intellectual trend. My research presuppose the analysis of US sources. Therefore my research stay will be used for field studies. I hope to receive many valuable inspirations for my scientific work by networking and exchange of expertise with key actors of the american feminism. The research stay at the Columbia University enables me to have direct access to the latest US academic literature, to gain insight in the latest methodological approaches as well as exchange of expertise. I will certainly take advantage of this variety of opportunities during my 3-month stay in NYC."

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Name: Anka Steffen

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: University of Hertfordshire, UK

Period of stay: July 15, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

Research focus: Global Players? Silesian Linen Merchants within the Atlantic Economy during the 18th Century (Working title)

"As a research center for economic and social history, the University of Hertfordshire is an ideal place to develop my research and to observe my research with a critical eye. My host Prof. Dr. John Styles (University of Hertfordshire) is a distinguished expert in the field of early modern textiles trade and everyday clothing. Last but not least the archives in London offer a rich source of materials, which were not investigated so far from a central European perspective in the context of the Atlantic economic area. The University of Hertfordshire will enable me easy access to these sources."

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Name: Anastasia Zonova

Home university: Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad, Russia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Research focus: Migrant prose in the German-speaking literature of the late 20th and early 21st century

"Within a 1-month acquaintance stay, I would like to become acquainted with research opportunities at the Viadrina, deepen my knowledge in the research field of migrant prose and network in the field of literature. My research project deals directly with migrant literature. The conditions at the European University Viadrina enable a successful research in this field."

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Name: Jess Miller

Home university: Flinders University Adelaide, Australia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: June 24, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Research focus: Feminist Heroines and Gendered Spaces in the Historical Time-Travel Narrative

"I applied for an acquaintance stay, because my thesis requires a great deal of cultural and historical research based in Germany. Additionally, as a postgraduate student looking to pursue an academic career, I am eager to meet other similarly-minded students and forge new friendships and professional relationships. I believe that my time at the Viadrina will be a unique opportunity to relentlessly pursue my creative, scholarly and cultural research."

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Name: Anna Jagielska

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institution: King’s College London, UK

Period of stay: July 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

Research focus: The Discursive Constitution of Femininity in Vatican Pronouncements (1880—2016)

"The Centre for Language & Discourse and Communication at the King´s College offers a wide range of workshops, conferences and publications as forums for discussions about discourse analysis. By gaining access to English-speaking discourse literature, I hope to participate in seminars and courses and to exchange with researchers at the King´s College as well as to receive many valuable inspirations for my discourse analytical approach and to give my research project an international perspective."

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Name: Inna Esafeva

Home university: Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad, Russia

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: June 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

Research focus: Perception of Russia in the Political Discourse of Germany in the context of the Ukraine Crisis

"A research stay in Germany will allow me to get involved in the international research field, which is highly important for researches in the area of political science. The research stay will enable me to get in contact with the German scientists and PhD students dealing with the same field of research. This will help me to build a useful academic network."

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Name: Karolis Matikonis

Home university: Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

Period of stay: May 26, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Research focus: Modelling Effects of Small Business Rates Relief

"The university situated close to a border of Germany and Poland has an ideal location to provide much valuable information about European taxation. Not just its perfect location but also international orientation impressed me. I would regard Viadrina as the most international German University. Similarly, I wanted to get familiar with well-known and active professors as well as doctoral students in this institution. The central aim of my acquaintance stay is to expand my understanding of non-domestic property taxation in Germany and Poland. This understanding could introduce a global perspective to my PhD thesis."

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Name: Matthias Hellmund

Home university: European University Viadrina, Germany

Guest institutions: American University, Washington, D.C., USA

Period of stay: Apr 4, 2016 - June 1, 2016

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

"A research stay in the USA, the homeland of »drug courts« is of high importance for my research project. Primary objective of my research stay is to deepen my previous, still theoretical knowledge, especially the everyday practice of the drug courts. Last but not least Washington, D.C. is the perfect location to broaden my scientific network by having direct contact to local drug court institutions."

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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."

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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: 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."

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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: Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland

Guest institution: European University Viadrina, Germany

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

Research focus: Self-deposit box agreement

"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."

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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."

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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."