The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, dedicated to fostering the study of European history, politics, culture, and society, has recently announced the arrival of its 2009 spring fellows. Its visiting scholars play an active role in the intellectual life of the center and the University. While at Harvard, they conduct research, advise students, and give public talks.
The spring 2009 fellows
Dominique Bauer, Catholic University of Leuven, will examine the German Bauhaus School and the erosion of the individual’s environment.
Lawrence Black, Durham University, is researching the history of political culture and new perspectives on modern British politics in terms of broader intellectual trends.
Daniela Caglioti, Università de Napoli Federico II, is researching the notion of citizens and citizenship during, and immediately after, the First World War in Italy.
David Coen, University College London, is working on a handbook of business and government relations and examining lobbying in the European Union.
Christoph Conrad, Université de Genève, will work on national traditions and global challenges of European history in the 20th century.
Ophelia Eglene, Middlebury College, will continue her research on British business, the London financial sector, and the euro.
Amy R. Elman, Kalamazoo College, is exploring the governance and remedy of anti-Semitism in an integrated Europe.
Paul Friedland, Bowdoin College, will continue his research on the evolution of modern capital punishment in ancien régime and revolutionary France.
Alexander Geppert, Freie Universität Berlin, will continue his 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.
Guila Clara Kessous, postdoctoral fellow, will continue her examination of cross-cultural dimensions in French theater, focusing on sacred origins and sociolinguistic fractures in the surrealist theater and theatre engagé.
Martin Knobbe, Stern magazine, is researching the influence and dependence of think tanks, foundations, and nongovernmental organizations in preserving the powerful.
Lisa Moses Leff, Southwestern University, will continue research on the ownership of French Jewish history and archives in transit after World War II.
Liudvika Leisyte, University of Twente, is conducting a comparative study of university-industry linkages in high-tech university research units.
Fernanda Nicola, American University, will continue to focus on comparative law in the age of globalization — specifically examining legal regulations in markets, local government, and private family law.
Björn Niehaves, University of Münster, will work on a comparative study of e-government in aging societies.
Diana Pinto, Institute for Jewish Policy Research, is director of a project mapping a new Res Publica for Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Europe’s secular spaces.
Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is researching the transformation of family-owned firms in Spain since 1900.
Helke Rausch, University of Leipzig, will continue her work on a history of American “scientific philanthropy” in the social sciences in France, Germany, and Britain from 1920 to 1980.
Victoria Rivas-Lopez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is investigating the evolution of solvency modeling in European insurance companies.
Carolina Rodriguez-Lopez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, will study German and Spanish academic exiles in American universities from 1933 to 1950.
Annick Steta, Université Nancy 2, is researching the conditions of German reunification to explain the incomplete process of German unification.
Cosmina Tanasoiu, American University in Bulgaria, will examine the difficulties of retroactive justice in postcommunist Eastern Europe.
Claus Wendt, University of Mannheim, will continue his examination of ideas and institutions in the field of European health care.
Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher, postdoctoral fellow, is working on a study of rhetoric as a means and an end to democracy-promotion policies.