The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has recently announced the arrival of its 2007 fall fellows. The center is dedicated to fostering the study of European history, politics, and society at Harvard. Its visiting scholars play an active role in the intellectual life of the center and the University. While at Harvard, the scholars will conduct research, advise students, and give public talks.
The fellows who will join the center this fall follow:
Thilo Bodenstein, Freie Universität Berlin, is researching determinants of policy convergence and divergence in the European Union and the United States.
Tobias Brinkmann, University of Southampton, is working on a re-evaluation of the history of the Jewish mass migration from Eastern Europe between 1860 and 1950.
Daniela Caruso, Boston University, is currently researching the redistributive effects of legal integration.
Jon Erik Dølvik, Fafo Institute for Labor and Social Research, is researching the implications of European Union enlargement for labor migration and labor relations, especially in the Nordic/Baltic Sea area.
Alexander Geppert, Freie Universität Berlin, is developing a new project on outer space and extraterrestrial life in the European imagination of the 20th century.
Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College, will focus on political expertise, special interest politics, and voting rules under strategic disclosure.
Renée Haferkamp, European Commission, organizes the CES speaker series “Challenges to the 21st Century: European and American Perspectives.”
Barbara Haskel, McGill University, is exploring the integration of higher education in Europe with the Bologna Process.
Dariusz Jemielniak, Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, is currently working on a project that examines knowledge work in legal and software environments.
Claudia Leeb, the New School for Social Research, is working on a book manuscript titled “Rethinking Justice with Marx, Adorno and Lacan.”
Katiana Orluc, postdoctoral fellow. Orluc’s current project examines the pan-European movement in the 1920s and ’30s.
Ute Planert, Universität Tübingen, is currently working on a comparative history of eugenics.
Martin Spiewak, Die Zeit, is a journalist whose research interests include education and politics of science.
Matthias Tischer, postdoctoral fellow. Tischer’s current main fields of research are music in the former German Democratic Republic, music under the circumstances of the Cold War, and oral history.
Peter Vermeersch, Leuven University, is working on a project that examines connections between democratization and nationalist mobilization in Poland.
Klaus Wilhelm West, German Trade Union Congress/DGB-Bundesvorstand, is researching the politics of innovation in France and Germany.
Kathrina Zippel, Northeastern University, is currently researching and examining the internationalization of academia.
José Pedro Zúquete, postdoctoral fellow. Zúquete is currently working on a book project titled “The Struggle for the World?” The project examines anti-globalization movements.