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Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholar Program extends specified courtesy titles and privileges to scholars of distinction who visit the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University in order to engage in research and scholarship. Visiting scholars are considered guests of the University and CEMS, who may visit for a temporary period of up to one year (renewable). The visiting scholar title may be granted to scholars who hold academic appointments elsewhere, to scholars who have no academic affiliation (e.g., who are independent private scholars, government officials, business people or scientists employed by corporations), or to younger scholars who are sufficiently proficient in their disciplines to be accepted as colleagues by the University's faculty, but who have yet to obtain academic appointments that would qualify them for other courtesy titles.

Visiting scholars may participate in colloquia, audit classes, consult members of the faculty, use University Libraries, and obtain a membership at the NYU Sports Center. The University does not provide assistance with housing or visa related matters other than the issuance of certificates of eligibility for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa by the Office of International Students and Scholars. CEMS can, however, provide informal assistance to its visiting scholars, to the extent of its abilities.

Visiting scholars are obligated to participate in certain seminars or activities organized by CEMS. If desired, visiting scholars can make themselves available for voluntary consultations with students or to provide informal counseling.

As non-employees, visiting scholars are not entitled to salary, housing, or benefits other than those privileges cited above. Visiting scholars covered by this program may not in any way perform in the role of an employee at New York University. The University can revoke the title or any privileges at any time, in its sole discretion. This title may not be granted for the purpose of providing free courses or other privileges to graduate or post-graduate students, or for the sole purpose of providing library privileges.

If you wish to be considered for a visiting scholar position at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies for the upcoming academic year, application materials are due by April 15 and replies will be sent out after June 1.

To apply, submit:

1. completed visiting scholar application (download form here)
2. cover letter
3. current CV
4. first time applicants should include one letter of recommendation

to: via e-mail
or +1 212 995 4188 via fax
or by mail:
Professor Larry Wolff, Director
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

2012-13 CEMS Visiting Scholars:

Isabella Abbonizio (Independent Scholar and musician)
Research Interests: The relationship between Italian Music and Colonialism during fascism

Alessandra Bitumi (University Bologna)
Research Interests: European Integration History and US foreign relations

Ibtissam Bouachrine (Smith College)
Research Interests: Medieval and early modern Mediterranean literatures and cultures, pluricultural Iberia, illuminated Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts, medieval horticultural treatises from al-Andalus, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa

Joseba De la Torre (Universidad Publica de Navarra - Upna)
Research Interests:The interactions between economic growth, social and political history and European integration in Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain from 1950 to present.

Leocadia Diaz Romero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Research Interests:The transatlantic relationship in the 21st century

Teresa Fiore (Montclair State University)
Research Interests: Italian national identity and migration cultures

Rosario Forlenza (Princeton University)
Research Interests: Political transformation and symbolic roots of democracy in post-war Europe, specifically Italy

Nanette Funk (Brooklyn College)
Research Interests: Social and political philosophy, German contemporary philosophy, marxism, feminist political theory and women and post-communism

Matteo Fabio Nels Giglioli (University of California, Berkeley)
Research Interests: Modern European Political Though (19th and 20th centuries); Intellectual history and historiography, theories and interpretation

Vincent Giroud (Paris 12 Val de Marne)
Research Interests: Russian-born composer Nicolas Nabokov

Leah Haus (Vassar College)
Research Interests: Historical legacies and comparative politics; Europeanization, education, and shool curricula; immigrant integration and education

Janet Johnson (Brooklyn College)
Research Interests: based on long term fieldwork in Russia, other post-communist societies, and a variety of transnational spaces; gender politics, especially women's organizing, gender violence policy and trafficking in persons

Hugo Kaufmann (CUNY Graduate Center)
Research Interests: Political economy of the European Union, monetary economics, European Monetary Union
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Elise Langan (Macon State College)
Research Interests: French identity; affirmative action and assimilation in France; EU enlargement

Olga Linkiewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Research Interests: Ethnicity, nation-building, memory studies, borderlands and social interactions of Ukraine, Belorussia and Poland.

Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti (University of Pavia)
Research Interests: American and European rules on nutrition and health claims made on foods

Behrooz Moazami (Loyola University)
Research Interests: European political economy, state formation (Europe and the Middle East), and the Islamic radical movements.

Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes (Spanish National Research Council)
Research Interests: Impacts of immigration on the welfare regimes of receiving societies

Mary Ann Newman (Independent Translator and writer)
Research Interests: Catalan literature; academic and literary translation from Catalan and Spanish to English

Thomas Ort (Queens College)
Research Interests: East-Central Europe, late-imperial Austria-Hungary, interwar Czechoslovakia, modernism, the avant-garde,  memory of WWII

Judith Pajo (Pace University)
Research Interests: American and European environmental policies

Glenda Rosenthal (Columbia University)
Research Interests: US-EU affairs, EU enlargement, EU Convention

Lidia Santarelli (Columbia University)
Research Interests: Transnational history of fascism, colonialism and war in 20th C. Europe

Beate Sissenich (Indiana University)
Research Interests: Maternal health policies and outcomes in OECD countries with a focus on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and the US.
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Rebeca Viguera-Ruiz (Universidad de La Rioja)
Research Interests: Political practices of Spanish liberalism

Johanna Rossi Wagner (Pennsylvania State University)
Research Interests: Italian postcolonial literature

Irwin Wall (University of California, Riverside)
Research Interests: Modern France, French-American Relations; French Communism; the Jews of France

Konstantia Zanou (University of Nicosia)
Research Interests: Intellectual history, diaspora studies and history of cultural transfers in the Mediterranean