Recent Awardees - Herder-CES Fellowship

The Herder-CES Fellowship is made possible by the Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, and the Minorities, Diversities, and Securities symposium of the Columbia-Marburg-Barcelona-Glasgow cosortium. 

Fall 2017

      WINNERAna Ivasiuc

Ana Ivasiuc is a Romanian anthropologist. She studied Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, and moved to Paris in 2004 for a Masters degree in Migration and Interethnic Relations at the University of Paris VII Denis Diderot. She then made a detour through development practice and applied research, working for six years within a Roma non-governmental organization in Romania. In 2014, she obtained her PhD diploma from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest with a dissertation pertaining to the field of development anthropology. Her current postdoc project at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany - within the Collaborative Research Center 'Dynamics of Security: Forms of Securitization in Historical Perspective' - researches the securitization of Eastern European Roma in the context of their migration to Italy. Among Ana's research interests are practices of informal policing, contemporary conflicts in Europe, transformation of the state in securitarian neoliberalism, the politics of research on security, and anthropological perspectives on securitization. She is the co-editor of a volume on the securitization of the Roma in Europe (to appear with Palgrave Macmillan in 2018) and of a volume on the intersection between research and Romani activism (to be published by Berghahn Books in 2018). 


Frederica Prina - Frederica Prina will attend the 25th International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago, March 28-30, 2018. Her travel will be funded by the Institute Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). 

Federica Prina is Research Associate at Central and East European Studies (CEES), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. She joined CEES in 2014 to work on a research project on national cultural autonomy and minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe. Federica has been responsible for research and publications on the  the Russian Federation - one of the project's case studies. Her previous research was on the implementation of international standards on cultural rights of national minorities, also in the Russian Federation. 

From 2011 to 2013 Federica was employed by the German research institute European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), where she co-ordinated the research cluster ‘Culture and Diversity’. In ECMI her research focused on linguistic and cultural rights of national minorities in Central and Eastern Europe. From 2012 to 2014 Federica was editor of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE).

Federica has also worked in human rights as a practitioner: before her PhD at University College London she was employed by the London-based NGO Article 19, as project manager and researcher on freedom of expression and the media in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (1997-2008). In 2009-11 she was involved in the joint Council of Europe/EU programme ‘Minorities in Russia: Developing Culture, Language, Media and Civil Society’. She has undertaken research and campaigning activities for Minority Rights Group International, Amnesty International, and Global Partners and Associates. 

James Fitzgerald is Assistant Professor in Terrorism Studies at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University and acted as co-convenor of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group from 2013-2017. He is Principal Investigator for the Irish Research Council-funded project, Confronting the Terrorist/Refugee Narrative: Human Stories of Resistance. Other research interests include everyday resistances to (counter)terrorism; the political ontology of terrorism; and critical perspectives on 'countering violent extremism (CVE)'.

James will attend the 25th International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago, March 28-30, 2018. His trip will be funded by the University of Glasgow.

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