Kapka Kassabova

Writer of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry, Scotland

Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
(September 2020 – June 2021)

Project:

People of the Mountain: Stories from a Balkan Ecosystem

I propose to research and write four pieces as part of the research for a book in progress, Elixir. They will focus on life in mountain villages in southern Bulgaria as microcosms of a geopolitically and economically marginalized Europe today, asking urgent questions about inequality and double standards, and what this says about the much-vaunted European values: what are the connections between environmental and human health, cultural syncretism and its relationship to tolerance, and is there such a thing as a modern European quasi-slave labour market?

Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Felix Ackermann

    Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Warsaw

    Visiting Fellow
    (February - March 2021)
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  • Ioannis Armakolas

    ELIAMEP, The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Dimitar Bechev

    Adjunct Professor, European Studies and International Relations, University of Sofia

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Srdjan Cvijic

    Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse

    Diplomat and former Senior Adviser in the Policy Planning Staff of the European External Action Service

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Judy Dempsey

    Journalist and Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Mariia Hupalo

    Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy and Theology, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (February - March 2021)
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  • Kapka Kassabova

    Writer of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry, Scotland

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Lenka Kerdová

    Academic researcher, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Department of Theory and History of Art

    Jan Patocka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (November 2020 – April 2021)
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  • Mykhailo Martynenko

    PhD candidate, Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (February - March 2021)
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  • Ezgican Özdemir

    PhD candidate, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU

    Junior Visiting Fellowship
    (January – June 2021)
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  • Pedro Perfeito da Silva

    PhD candidate in Political Science, CEU Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Eric Reinhart

    MD-PhD candidate at Deptartment of Anthropology, Harvard University and School of Medicine, University of Chicago

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Teresa Reiter

    Head of Communications at Forum Alpbach, Western Balkans, and political activism expert, Vienna

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Marci Shore

    Associate Professor of History, Yale University

    Visiting Fellow
    (July 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Volodymyr Sklokin

    Associate Professor of History, Ukrainian Catholic University

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Iryna Sklokina

    Researcher, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Alison Smale

    Veteran editor and correspondent, The New York Times, The International Herald, Associated Press

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021, in residence January 2021)
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  • Jan Vana

    PhD canditate, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January - March 2021) 
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  • Gabriela Vicanova

    PhD candidate, Department of General Anthropology, Charles University

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January - June 2021)
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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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