The Fellows 2014/2015
This year, the Center for Advanced Studies in Southeastern Europe (CAS – SEE) invited eight Fellows from eight different countries. In below you can see our Fellows.
Marco Abram (Roma – Italy ) PhD in History at the University of Udine, Master in History of Europe at the University of Bologna. His research interests mainly focus on the national question in Yugoslavia and he dedicated his doctoral thesis to the analysis of Socialist Yugoslavism in Belgrade. In the last year he has worked as researcher at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, involved in a project aimed at studying the Italian civil society activism during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been part of the editorial board of the online historical review “Diacronie. Studi di Storia contemporanea”.
Marco Bresciani (Trieste – Italy) Marco Bresciani was educated at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa, where he obtained his PhD. He was post-doc fellow at the Istituto per la Storia del Movimento di Liberazione Nazionale in Italia, at the Remarque Institute (NYU), at the Centre de Recherches Politiques R. Aron (EHESS). So far, his interests have focused on the global and European history of socialism, antifascism and anti-totalitarianism, with special regard to intellectual networks in Italy, France and US, from the 1930s to the 1970s. His current project deals with the transition from the imperial to the national sovereignty, the subsequent political, social and cultural crisis and conflicts and their persistent legacies in the former Oesterreiches Küstenland, annexed by Italy in 1918.
Jan Muś (Lubi – Poland) Jan Muś works as an adjunct at the Institute of East-Central Europe (IESW) and as a lecturer at the Catholic University of Lublin. His research interest concerns nationalism and ethnopolitics as well as the contemporary political and social developments in the Southeastern Europe. Jan’s project at the CAS SEE combines economic development and ethnopolitical claims in culturally plural societies of the Hapsburg and the Ottoman empires and in this sense it refers to the critical theory. It aims at further development of theoretical framework on ethnicity and nationalism by studying dependency between economic development and rise of nationalism. By referring to domestic and international economic features, such as dynamics of agro-, trade-, and economic cycles, cultural division of labour within the given society and subsequently existing socio-economic inequalities and their consequences, this project will cast new light on mechanisms and institutions of ethnopolitics.
Adriana Placani (Budapest – Hungary) Adriana Placani completed her PhD in Political Theory at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. She has a Master’s Degree in Political Science (Political Theory) from Central European University in Budapest, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economic Relations from The Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. In 2011, she was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School in New York.
Aron Schuster ( Berlin, Germany) Aaron Schuster received his BA from Amherst College (USA), where he specialized in legal theory, and MA and PhD in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). His doctoral dissertation, The Trouble With Pleasure: Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, examined the concept of pleasure in the history of philosophy, concluding with Freud and Lacan. He was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in 2005-2006, and has taught at PARTS (Performing Arts Research Training Studios) in Brussels. He is a currently the theory instructor at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. In addition to lectures and publications focusing on 20th century continental philosophy, he has written on contemporary art and culture for Cabinet, Metropolis M, Frieze, and others, and has collaborated as a writer with artists on a number of projects and performances.