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Visiting Scholars

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2014-2015 CEMS Visiting Scholars

Isabella Abbonizio (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Research Interests: history of Italian music and colonialism during Fascism; 20th century French guitar music; music education; classical guitar

Simone Cinotto (University of Turin)
Research Interests: Comparative and relative history of Italian and Puerto Rican migration; issues of mobility and power in modern Italy and the Spanish Empire; transatlantic political discourse; emergence of diasporic nationalism, slavery, and labor

Aiste Bartkiene (Lithuanian university of Health Sciences)
Research Interests: ethical an political dimensions of Europeanization and Westernization, , specifically in the areas of environmental change in new EU member states; bioethics

Ioana Cirstocea (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sceinces Sociales, Paris)
Research Interests: transnational circulation of feminist political and theoretical repertoires; mapping the establishment of women’s and gender studies initiatives in Eastern European countries after socialism; international production and diffusion of norms about gender equality

Francesca Degiuli (CUNY, College of Staten Island)

Research Interests: Theoretical connections between political economy and culture; ideology and labor markets; intersecting inequalities

Teresa Fiore (Montclair State University)

Research Interests: Italian national identity and migration cultures

Oreste Foppiani (Webster University of Geneva)

Research Interest: illegal immigration in the US Coast/Gulf of Mexico and in the Mediterranean; Spanish-American War; Anglo-American Relations during World War II; Republican Fascism; the US and Italian navies; British and US intelligence during World War II; history of European integration; EU security policies; EU-US relations; US power politics

Nanette Funk (Brooklyn College)

Research Interests: Social and political philosophy, German contemporary philosophy, Marxism, feminist political theory and women and post-communism

Amanda Garrett (Harvard University)

Research Interests: Islam in the West; Minority participation; conflict and political violence; transnational networks; comparative and European politics; Middle East/North African Politics; Social policy and Inequality; Immigration and Integration policy; Urban politics

Leah Haus (Vassar College)

Research Interests: Historical legacies and comparative politics; Europeanization, education, and school 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

Mara Lazda (CUNY, Bronx Community College)

Research Interests: Latvia; gendered relationships under military occupation; interactions between gender, nationalism, and transnationalism under socialism and post-socialism; politics and memory of regional identity in the European Union

Margarita Markoviti (London School of Economics)

Research  Interests: religious freedom in European states; European educational systems

Diana Mincyte (CUNY)
Research Interests: environmental and social justice dimensions of afro-food business, particularly in Eastern Europe

Erica Morretti (Brown University)
Research Interests: Italian colonialism; oral memories of deportation; education, specifically the Montessori system

Mary Ann Newman (Independent Translator and writer)

Research Interests: Catalan literature; academic and literary translation from Catalan and Spanish to English

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

Gyda Petursdottir
(University of Iceland)
Research Interests: gender studies and gender relations; gender dynamics, masculinities and the Icelandic financial crises; family responsibility; leave policies; work cultures and gender relations in the Icelandic police force

Stanislao Pugliese (Hofstra University)

Research Interests: cultural history of Naples

Lidia Santarelli (Harvard University)
Research Interests: Italian and European colonialism

Roman Schmidt (Sciences Po, Paris)

Research Interests: history of the transnational journal network Lettre Internationale; intellectual history

Irwin Wall (University of California, Riverside)

Research Interests: Modern France, French-American Relations; French Communism; the Jews of France

2013-2014 CEMS Visiting Scholars

Holly Case (Cornell University)
Research Interests: Territorial revision and treatment of minorities; WWII; History of European renewal and federative schemes; Relationship between social policy and foreign relations

Maria Elena Cavallaro (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca)
Research Interests: International relations; Cold War studies; Political history; Transitions to Democracy; EU studies; History of Movements and Political Parties

Simone Cinotto (University of Turin)
Research Interests: Comparative and relative history of Italian and Puerto Rican migration; issues of mobility and power in modern Italy and the Spanish Empire; transatlantic political discourse; emergence of diasporic nationalism, slavery, and labor

Fransesca Degiuli (CUNY, College of Staten Island)
Research Interests: Theoretical connections between political economy and culture; ideology and labor markets; intersecting inequalities

Amanda Garrett (Harvard University)
Research Interests: Islam in the West; Minority participation; conflict and political violence; transnational networks; comparative and European politics; Middle East/North African Politics; Social policy and Inequality; Immigration and Integration policy; Urban politics

Deborah Hertz (University of California, San Diego)
Research Interests: Jewish history; Assimilation; European Jewry; Feminist history

Aude Jehan (John Hopkins)
Research Interests: Foreign affairs in the EU and US; relationship between language, collective identity, representation, and power

Jason Jordan (Drew University)
Research Interests: Politics of mature welfare states of Europe; Effects of religious belief and culture on individual and national-level support for the welfare state

Mara Lazda (CUNY, Bronx Community College)
Research Interests: Latvia; gendered relationships under military occupation; interactions between gender, nationalism, and transnationalism under socialism and post-socialism; politics and memory of regional identity in the European Union

Stefanie Leontiadis (ATHENA Research Center)
Research Interests: Theoretical and schematic interpretation of the evolution of the architecture of public open spaces in Mediterranean case studies within the context of post-WWII evolution expressed through the multidimensional layers of interdisciplinary influence

Pasquale Tridico (University of Roma Tre)
Research Interests: How the EU, which employs different varieties of capitalism, and the US, which operates based on a competitive capitalist model, are coping with the current economic crisis

2012-2013 CEMS Visiting Scholars
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

Leah Haus
(Vassar College)
Research Interests: Historical legacies and comparative politics; Europeanization, education, and school 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

Elise Langan (Macon State College)
Research Interests: French identity; affirmative action and assimilation in France; EU enlargement

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.

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

Rebeca Viguera-Ruiz (Universidad de La Rioja)
Research Interests: Political practices of Spanish liberalism

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