Dreaming of Europe: Refugees and the Old Continent
Randall Hansen’s book will examine the work-refugee nexus in Europe. Focusing on five cities––Rome, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London––the book will explore refugee journeys to, hopes for, and lives in these five European capitals.
Historicizing Marxist Humanism: The Yugoslav Praxis School, 1964–1974
Una Blagojevic's work aims to reconstruct the dense political language that has been historiographically and historically described as "Marxist humanism." The project engages with Marxist humanism and its relation to the context in which it was articulated, those articulations thems
The EU often seeks to project its internal identity as a gender equal polity in its external relations normative and policy frameworks. The implementation of these frameworks, however, are dependent on specific knowledge and processes that emerge from the local contexts of the implementers.
Ukrainian Migrants in Poland: Discourse, Perceptions and Implications for Self-Identification
Olena Yermakova started researching migration into Poland in 2018. It was an extremely ambiguous situation: a right-wing government that rode into power on a wave of anti-migrant rhetoric was letting in millions of labor migrants––particularly from Ukraine.
Christian Hajjis: Mobility and Status in the Late Ottoman Empire
This project explores the formation of Balkan elites in the late Ottoman Empire by focusing on the Christian hajjis—Eastern Orthodox pilgrims to Jerusalem who took as their model the Muslim hajj to Mecca. These pilgrims defy familiar classifications.
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