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Fellows 2021

 Pablo ©Pablo Martinez VIP

Name: Pablo Martínez Ramil

Home institution: Palacký University, Czech Republic

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

Period of stay: September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Research focus: The impact of technological disruptions on our current understanding of EU human rights law

"The European University Viadrina has recently established the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS). The researching institute perfectly suits the goals of my PhD dissertation. And that is really something, considering that the field I’m studying is still in process of development. Complex issues like the one I’m studying can only be successfully addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective. That is what the ENS is doing. Therefore, it constitutes the perfect environment for me. I intend to absorb as much as I can and bring it back with me.”

Huseyin_Uysal ©Huseyin Uysal

Name: Huseyin Uysal

Home institution: University of Florida, USA

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

Period of stay: July 24, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Research focus: Language assessment, Language learner identity, Multilingualism

"I viewed my participation in this program as helpful for me to improve my leadership skills and add on my advocacy experience for students who learn German a second language. I approached this research stay as a means to an end in that it could help me extend my dissertation work on English learners in the U.S. through a European insight and pave the way for a larger grant project. Also, I recognized its great potential to help me decompose my assumptions and biases that I have accumulated in the U.S. academia for over 6 years. In sum, this experience is likely to globalize my research agenda.”

Evgeni_Serebrennikov ©Evgeni Serebrennikov

Name: Evgeni Serebrennikov

Home institution: University of Granada, Spain

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

Period of stay: July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Research focus: The fight against trafficking in human beings through the harmonization of national legislations of the Member States of the European Union

"I decided to spend my fourth international research stay at the European University Viadrina because of its growing role not only at the regional but also international level. I found out that the university library offers a vast range of literature that is related to my field of research and now being here, I have also access to different libraries of Berlin because it is just one hour away from Frankfurt (Oder).”

Karolin_Breda ©Karolin Breda

Name: Karolin Breda

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

Guest institution: The University of Deusto, Spain

Period of stay: July 1, 2021 - August 30, 2021

Research focus: Minority languages, multilingualism, linguistic negotiation of identity(ies)

"My goal is to collect the data necessary for my dissertation, focusing on the new speakers of Basque acting as normative authorities who teach the language at so-called euskaltegis (Basque language schools), as well as on parents (parts) who, as L2 speakers, pass Basque on to their children, again as L1, using narrative interviews and participant observation. I would also like to use the on-site presence for personal exchanges with my second supervisor, who will provide her expertise to help me with challenges during the stay. In addition to access to the library and a workspace at the local university, I will also have the opportunity to participate in thematically selected events and to network with other scholars on site."

Jakub_Martinec ©Jakub_Martinec

Name: Jakub Martinec

Home institution: Masaryk University, Czech Republic

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

Period of stay: June 1, 2021 - July 9, 2021

Research focus: German Law of the Service Relationship

"The University Library at the Viadrina has an access, among others, to the online legal sources (for instance to the Beck-Online and Juris software) and the sources manager (Citavi). All of them are very helpful for a legal research. I can use the media of the university library for finding out the essential sources, that I would be also able to recommend to my Alma Mater, to contemplate their acquisition.”

Phikria_Bakradze ©PhikriaBakradze

Name: Phikria Bakradze

Home institution: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

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

Period of stay: April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Research focus: Contextual control of the standard terms of a contract (comparative legal analysis)

"The research stay at the European University Viadrina serves to expand and deepen my scientific work in order to carry out the fundamental analysis of the various legal systems. The research stay will enable me to have the necessary access to literature. Then I can develop my intercultural competence through direct exchange with other scientists.”

Mariam_VIP ©Mariam_VIP

Name: Mariam Bezhanishvili

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

Guest institution: University of Edinburgh, UK

Period of stay: April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Research focus: International criminal law, human rights

"The research visit gives me the opportunity to access the online libraries available through the host University, as well as to interact and discuss my PhD research with the professorship and fellow scientists there. As a result, I will acquire fresh perspectives on my research topics and will have a possibility to present my academic work to a wider international audience."

Karla_VIP ©Karla_Jacome

Name: Karla Elisa Cervantes Jácome

Home institution: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

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

Period of stay: April 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Research focus: Behavioral science, sociology and health

"My project involves biological, psychological and sociological domain. My expectation is to learn more about the sociological factors in my project and how they interact with the others to explain human behaviors."

Thanos_Liapas ©Thanos Liapas

Name: Thanos Liapas

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

Period of funding: March 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Research focus: European Studies, Political Economy

"I am on the last stage of my dissertation, which can be a very demanding moment. The fellowship enables me to focus on my project and produce the best results possible. Next to the completion of my dissertation, the main goal of my fellowship is to get to know other international students from the VIP program of Viadrina and to develop my international network."

Godiva ©Godiva

Name: Stephanie Godiva

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

Period of stay: March 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Research focus: Multilingualism; Education policy in Latin America; Language policy

"As a new doctoral candidate at the EUV, being the research assistant at the beginning of my dissertation means an opportunity to become a part of the research team of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies. It means not only the cooperation with research experts in the context of international events and collaborations, but also gives the contact and exchange with research teams from the partner universities."

Maimaitiming ©Maimaitiming

Name: Saimaiti Maimaitiming
 
Home Institution:
European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
 
Period of stay:
February 3, 2021 - August 2, 2021
 
Research focus:
Internationalization of higher education, student migration, knowledge transfer, and modernization
 
"I applied for the teaching assistantship to improve my teaching skills and prepare myself for the future career. I firmly believe that cooperating with my academic supervisor in the context of this MA course not only helps my current research and future career but also provides more options for Viadrina’s MA students and enriches their knowledge about Asia."

Rindlisbacher ©Rindlisbacher

Name: Stephan Rindlisbacher
 
Home Institution:
European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
 
Period of stay:
February 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021
 
Research focus:
History of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union; History of Poland; Biography research; Knowledge circulation

"During my research assistantship, I want to get familiar with the topic of academic exchange between Polish People's Republic and Western partner institutions in the period from 1960 to 1989. My goals are, on the one hand, to write an article about that, and, on the other hand, to network with researchers in the field of Polish studies."

Teona Kupradze ©Teona Kupradze

Name: Teona Kupradze

Home institution: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

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

Period of stay: February 1, 2021 - April 29, 2021

Research focus: Immigration policy and gender in the Discourse of European Right-Wing Populism.

"My main interest is to include live elements in the research, which involves getting acquainted with the local immigration policies and cases, interviewing people working on these issues, and structural analyses. Viadrina University is an ideal platform for all this, due to students' diversity from its border location."

Tatia Tavkhelidze ©Tatia Tavkhelidze

Name: Tatia Tavkhelidze

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

Period of funding: January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Research focus: EU policies, cultural integration, Islamophobia

"A completion fellowship would help me to successfully complete my dissertation in 6 months, and it represents an important stage in my academic life. Final stage of my dissertation deals with revision, methodology, and conclusions of research. For this it is necessary that, in addition to the intensive writing process, I continue to meet with experts for their advice and feedback."