Andrew Brandel

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PhD in Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2016 – March 2017)

Project:

City of Letters: The Making of Literary Life in Berlin

My book examines how the identification of German culture with the literary today continues to play a crucial role in the negotiation of the past, the experience of the present, and the articulation of a hope for the future. Through my fieldwork in Berlin, I track how the literary offers resources for imagining ordinary life anew, but also how those efforts can stumble or fail. Each chapter explores a different figuration of literary thought, as expressed in the lives and work of readers and writers, poets and booksellers, exiles and translators.

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Trump, Contemporary Fascisms and the Acquiescence of the Left

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To whatever extent we may be tempted to call the current threat fascism, it must be acknowledged that we no longer live in the world of 1930s Europe. This, instead, would be a fascism born of a bourgeois fantasy of enduring domination, given shape, for example, as the American dream - white, Christian, heteronormative, masculine.
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Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Valery Anashvili

    Philosopher; Director, Center of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences, Moscow State University; editor-in-chief, Logos, Gaidar Institute Press, Higher School of Economics Publishing House, and RANEPA’s Delo Press

    Guest
    (January 2017)
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  • Chiara Bonfiglioli

    Newfelpro post-doctoral Fellow in History and Gender Studies, Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

    EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2016 – July 2017)
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  • Ekaterina Borozdina

    Senior research fellow in Sociology, National Research Tomsk State University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Andrew Brandel

    PhD in Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – March 2017)
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  • Holly Case

    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Evgeny Dobrenko

    Professor and Head, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies; Co-Director, Prokhorov Centre, University of Sheffield

    EURIAS Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Walter Kemp

    Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

    Visiting Fellow
    (November 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Erika A. Kiss

    Associate Research Scholar, Director, University Center for Human Values Film Forum, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – July 2017)
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  • Piotr Koryś

    Adjunct Professor of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

    Bronislaw Geremek Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Bilyana Kourtasheva

    Post-Doc in Theory and History of Literature, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – January 2017)
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  • Marta Králiková

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Comenius University, Bratislava

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – May 2017)
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  • Piotr Kubasiak

    PhD candidate in Catholic Theology, University of Vienna

    Bronislaw Geremek Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Andrei Kurkov

    Ukrainian novelist

    Sheptytsk’kyi Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Jan-Werner Müller

    Professor of Politics, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Ingo Petz

    Freelance journalist, author, Berlin

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow´
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Andrii Portnov

    Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – February 2017)
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  • Leyla Safta-Zecheria

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Ranabir Samaddar

    Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group

    Guest
    (January 2017)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

    Ukraine in European Dialogue Visiting Fellow
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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  • Ondřej Slačálek

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Gáspár Miklós Tamás

    Professor of Philosophy, Budapest

    Visiting Fellow
    (January – July 2017)
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  • Alexandra Yatsyk

    Director, Centre for Cultural Studies of post-Socialism, Kazan Federal University; Visiting Researcher, Сentre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Yulia Zhuchokova

    PhD candidate in World Politics and International Relations, National Research Tomsk State University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2016 – March 2017)
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Former Visiting Fellows and Guests

Since its establishment in 1982, the IWM has hosted more than 1000 Visiting Fellows (VF), Junior Visiting Fellows (JVF) and Guests. As a rule, we state the affiliation they had at the time of their fellowship.

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