The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has announced the arrival of its 2008 fall fellows. The CES is dedicated to fostering the study of European history, politics, and society at Harvard, and selects visiting scholars that will play an active role in the intellectual life of the CES and the University. While at the center, fellows will conduct research, advise students, and give public talks.
CES fall fellows
Ophelia Eglene, Middlebury College, will continue researching British business, the London financial sector, and the euro.
Paul Friedland, Bowdoin College, is researching the evolution of modern capital punishment in ancien régime and revolutionary France.
Alexander Geppert, Freie Universität Berlin, will continue research on outer space and extraterrestrial life in the European imagination of the 20th century.
Wolfgang Gick, Dartmouth College, will continue his work on political expertise, special interest politics, and voting rules under strategic disclosure.
Renée Haferkamp, European Commission, will continue to organize the CES lecture series “Challenges of the 21st Century: European and American Perspectives.”
Timothy Haughton, Birmingham University, is researching preference formation in the new EU member countries of Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.
Guila Clara Kessous, postdoctoral fellow, will examine cross-cultural dimensions in French theater, analyzing sacred origins and sociolinguistic fractures in Surrealist theater and theatre engagé.
Jörg Lau, Die Zeit, is a journalist who will examine multilateralism as fragmentation of the West.
Claudia Leeb, postdoctoral fellow, will continue research on “Justice and the Unconscious: Rethinking Class and Gender Justice with and against Marx, Adorno and Lacan.”
Lisa Moses Leff, Southwestern University, is conducting research on the ownership of French Jewish history and archives in transit after World War II.
Nuno Luis Madureira, Institut Superior Ciencias Travalho Empresa, is researching the political economy of energy in Europe.
Fernanda Nicola, American University, will focus on comparative law in the age of globalization, looking at the market, city, and family.
Edmond Préteceille, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, will compare changing urban divisions in United States and French cities.
Helke Rausch, University of Leipzig, will work on a history of American “scientific philanthropy” in the social sciences in France, Germany, and Britain from 1920 to 1980.
Jacques Rupnik, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, is working on a project that focuses on trajectories of political change in East-Central Europe and the Balkans since 1989.
Jasminka Sohinger, Ekonomski Fakultet Zagreb, will examine globalization and growth in emerging European economies.
Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary, University of London, while in residence will examine the character and idea of the state.
Ali Tekin, Bilkent University, will research the impact of Europeanization on Turkish foreign policy.
Thomas Weber, University of Aberdeen, will conduct research on Adolf Hitler’s regiment and World War I.
Claus Wendt, University of Mannheim, is examining ideas and institutions in the field of European health care.