K. E. Fleming holds a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. (Chicago) and B.A. (Barnard/Columbia) in comparative religion. On the history faculty, Fleming has directed NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies, as well as serving as Associate Director of the Remarque Institute. A specialist on modern Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean, Fleming's work ranges from the 15th century to the present and includes articles on such disparate interests as the fall of Constantinople (1453); 19th-century Balkan rabbinics; and post-Saidian approaches to the study of Europe. She is the author or editor of three books, most recently Greece: a Jewish History (2007, Princeton University Press).
Stephen G. Gross joins the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the department of History in September 2012 as an Assistant Professor. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, he lectured there with the International and Area Studies Program, teaching courses on contemporary theories of political economy, economic history, and comparative European history. Gross is interested in 20th century Germany, European unification, European economic history, international political economy, and international relations more broadly. His book project, Export Empire: German Soft Power in Southeastern Europe 1920-1940, explores the relationship between imperialism, economic development, and cultural exchange from the standpoint of non-state actors like trade fairs and professional exchange programs. He has also published on wartime financial policies and non-state organizations in Central European History, Contemporary European History, and in book chapters. Gross's research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD).
Tamsin Shaw joined the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the department of Philosophy in July 2009 as an Associate Professor. She received both her B.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of Political Theory in the Politics Department at Princeton University, where she held the Lawrence S. Rockefeller University Preceptorship. She has also previously been a Junior Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, and a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She is interested in political skepticism and in the implications of secularization and moral skepticism for political thought. Her book, Nietzsche's Political Skepticism, was published by Princeton University Press in August 2007. It examines Nietzsche's distinctive form of skepticism about political legitimacy. She has also published on Max Weber and is currently working on a monograph that explores critically his pessimistic account of secularization.
Larry Wolff is professor of history at New York University. He is the author of The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture (2010), Venice and the Slavs: The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment (2001), Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment (1994), The Vatican and Poland in the Age of the Partitions: Diplomatic and Cultural Encounters at the Warsaw Nunciature (1988), and Postcards from the End of the World: Child Abuse in Freud's Vienna (1988). He also published the edited volume The Anthropology of the Enlightenment (2007). He has received Fulbright, American Council of Learned Societies, and Guggenheim fellowships, and in 2003 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Kostis Kornetis joins the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in September 2012 as Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow. He holds a doctorate in History and Civilization (European University Institute, Florence), an M.A. with Distinction in Southeastern European History (University College London), a B.A. in War Studies and Modern Greek (King's College London), and a Vordiplom in History and Political Science (L.M.U., Munich). He spent research periods in France (Sorbonne/EHESS) and Spain ("Salvador de Madariaga" scholarship) and he was Visiting Global Scholar in History and Film Studies at NYU in 2001. Between 2007 and 2012, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in History at Brown University. His research interests include the history of European authoritarian regimes and social movements in the 20th century, political cinema, as well as the analysis of oral testimonies. He has worked extensively on the history and memory of the 1960s, the methodology of oral history, and the use of film as a source for social and cultural history. His book Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the Long 1960s in Greece is forthcoming with Berghahn Books.
Christiane Lemke is the 2010-13 holder of the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at NYU. She is a professor of political science at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, and director of the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence. She received her Ph.D. from the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. She has been Visiting Krupp Chair at Harvard University, DAAD Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University. In addition, while on leave from Leibniz University Hannover from 2006 to 2007, she served as Director of State Parliament in Lower Saxony, Germany. She is the author of Richtungswechsel. Politik der Obama-Administration (2010), Internationale Beziehungen: Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder (2008), "In Search of the Social Europe: The Eastern Enlargement in Political Perspective," in: Joaquin Roy and Roberto Domínguez, eds., The Enlargement of the European Union (2006), "Can Germany Modernize? Migration and Citizenship in the Federal Republic of Germany," in: Harvard Focus Europe (Spring 2001), "Changing the Rules of the Game. The Role of Law and the Effects of Party Reforms on Gender Parity in Germany," in: Jytte Klausen and Charles S. Maier, eds., Has Liberalism Failed Women? Assuring Equal Representation in Europe and the United States (2001), The Crisis of Socialism in Europe (with Gary Marks, 1992), and Die Ursachen des Umbruchs. Politische Sozialisation in der ehemaligen DDR (1991). Most recently, she published the edited volume Europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (European Foreign and Security Policy, 2010), Menschenrechte und Migration (Human Rights and Migration, 2009), and "Germany's EU Policy: The Domestic Discourse," in: German Studies Review (forthcoming 2010). Her current research projects include Democracy and Governance in the EU and Transatlantic Relations. Follow Lemke's blog at http://thealienscholar.tumblr.com/.
Diana Mincyte joined the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in September 2011 as Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow. Since completing a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she held research fellowships at Yale University and the Rachel Carson Center of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Dr. Mincyte's research examines environmental and justice dimensions of agro-food systems. Entitled Raw Milk, Raw Power: The Politics of Subsistence and Sustainability in the New Europe, her book project examines the implementation of sustainable food politics in East Europe to track the emergence of new economic subjectivities and state control over political, microbial and ecological domains in post-industrial societies. Her publications include articles in Sociologia Ruralis, Agriculture and Human Values, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, Slavic Review, several guest-edited special issues, and a number of book chapters. Dr. Mincyte's research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Open Society Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Lidia Santarelli joined the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in January 2008 as Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow. She earned her Laurea in Arts and Humanities from the Universitá degli Studi "La Sapienza" - Roma 1 and her Ph.D. in History and Civilization from the European University Institute. She has held post-doctoral fellowships at Princeton University, Columbia University and the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Washington, D.C. Dr. Santarelli's research interests focus on Italian fascism, nations and nationalism in the Balkans, and collective memory in post-1945 Europe. Her forthcoming book, Spazio Vitale. Guerra e occupazione italiana in Grecia 1940-1943 (2007), explores fascist Italy's occupation of Greece. She has published book chapters and articles in journals, such as the Journal of Modern Italian Studies. Dr. Santarelli is co-author and historical consultant for Italian Brava Gente. A Film Documentary on Italian War Crimes in African and the Balkans. She is currently conducting research on the Holocaust in Greece.