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Spokesperson of the Leibniz ScienceCampus

Ulf Brunnbauer
Director of IOS, Professor in Southeast and East European History

Ulf Brunnbauer has been Professor for the History of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg since 2008. He defended his Habilitation at Berlin Free University and gained his PhD from the University of Graz. He is Director ofthe Leibniz Institute for East and South-East European Studies (IOS) and Co-Director of the Graduate School for East and South-East European Studies. His research focuses on migration, social history, and nations and nationalism. He has been Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) in Regensburg since January 2019.
 

Coordinators of the Research Modules

Birgit Bauridl
University of Regensburg, Assistant Professor in American Studies, member of the board of Regensburg European American Formum - REAF

Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany, where she also gained her PhD. Her current research focuses on triangular/transnational American Studies; cultural transfer and transnational regions; the American presence in Germany; and concepts of performance in American festive culture. Her publications include Betwixt, Between, or Beyond: Negotiating Transformations from the Liminal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry (Winter, 2013); South Africa and the United States in Transnational American Studies (co-ed. Udo J. Hebel; spec. iss. Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014); Approaching Transnational America in Performance (co-ed. Pia Wiegmink; Lang, 2016). Her articles on cultural performance, Arab American life writing, muralism and visual culture, American-Bavarian encounters, and transnational spaces have appeared renowned in edited collections and journals. She is a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Board of Directors.
 

Volker Depkat 
UR, Professor in American Studies, member of the board of REAF

Volker Depkat has been Professor of American Studies in Regensburg since 2005. He completed his Habilitation at the University of Greifswald and gained his PhD from the University of Göttingen. His research focus lies in US and North American history, including European-American connections. He is supervising two of the ScienceCampus doctoral researchers, Thalia Prokopiou and Jon Matlack.


Richard Frensch
IOS, Economics

Richard Frensch is the head of the Department of Economics at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). His research explores international trade, growth and convergence. He has worked for the United Nations and as an advisor for the governments of the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
 

Gerlinde Groitl
UR, International Politics and Transatlantic Relations

Gerlinde Groitl is a lecturer in International Policy and Transatlantic Relations at the University of Regensburg where she also gained her PhD. She has also been a researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Washington and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on US-European and US-German relations, exploring questions of interventionism, world orders and security policy.
 

Guido Hausmann
IOS, East- and Southeast European History

Guido Hausmann is the head of the history division at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and Professor of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg with a focus on Russia/the Soviet Union and Ukraine. He gained his PhD from the University of Cologne and defended his Habilitation at the University of Bielefeld.


Sabine Koller
UR, Slavic-Jewish Studies

Sabine Koller has been Professor of Slavic-Jewish Studies at the University of Regensburg since 2013. Her research interests include Slavic-Jewish and Yiddish literature, processes of cultural transfer and translation and the Eastern Jewish cultural renaissance. She is currently the director of the Promotionskolleg PUR and the Dean of Research of the Faculty of Languages, Literature and Cultures.


Jochen Mecke
UR, Romance Studies, Research Centre Spain

Jochen Mecke has been Professor for Romance Philology at the University of Regensburg since 1996. He completed his Habilitation at the University of Heidelberg and his PhD at Mannheim. His research focuses on Spanish and French literature, film and culture. He is director of Forschungszentrum Spanien (Research Centre on Spain) in Regensburg and was speaker of the CITAS Executive Board until December 2018. He is a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Board of Directors.


Olga Popova
IOS, Economics

Olga Popova holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), Prague, Czech Republic (2012), a M.A. in Economics from CERGE-EI (2007), and a B.A. in Economic Theory from the Department of Economics, Ural State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia (2005). Dr. Popova joined the IOS Regensburg in October 2011. Since 2008, she also works as a Junior Researcher at the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and since 2009 as a Visiting Lecturer at Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia. She has been an editor of Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society since May 2017. Her research interests include happiness economics, economics of religion, health economics, and applied econometrics with a special focus on emerging and transition economies.


Thomas Steger
UR, Business, Economics and Management Information Systems

Thomas Steger has held the Chair of Business Administration, specializing in Leadership and Organization, at the University of Regensburg since 2011. He completed his Habilitation and PhD at the Chemnitz University of Technology. His research interests include corporate governance and employee-owned companies.


Natali Stegmann
UR, East European Studies

Natali Stegmann has been the coordinator for research on Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg since 2009. Her research interests include the history of East-Central Europe, late socialism and gender and cultural history.

 

Cindy Wittke
IOS, International Law and Politics

Cindy Wittke graduated in international law and currently leads the Research Group on “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts“ at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), where she is working on several projects, including an exploration of international law in the post-Soviet space. She received her PhD from the Free University of Berlin. She is a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Board of Directors.

 

Doctoral Researchers

Jon Matlack
Maneuvering towards ‘The West’: U.S. Army-Bundeswehr joint War Games as Conduit for Western Identity Formation

Cornelius Merz
Exploring Identity and Belonging through Spatial Relations - a Comparative Study of Cleveland and Leipzig, 1890-1930

Efthalia Prokopiou
Notions of Home in the Far Right “White Genocide” Narrative: A Multinational and Multilingual Approach to Contemporary Far Right Self-Representations in Europe and the Americas

Igor Stipić
The State and its Students: Hegemonic Structures, Subaltern Pedagogies, and Fractured Community in Bosnia and Chile

Daniela Weinbach
Transnationale Film-Remakes: Zwischen Interkulturalität und universeller Verständlichkeit

Vita Zelenska
What Does it Mean to Be a Refugee? Sites of Knowledge Production and Their Asymmetrical Entanglements

 

Further Participating Researchers

Ger Duijzings
UR, Professor for Social Anthropology specializing in East and Southeast Europe

Ger Duijzings is supervisor of Igor Stipic and Vita Zelenska, two of the ScienceCampus doctoral researchers.

Heidrun Hamersky
UR, Managing Director of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (GS-OSES)

Tamara Heger
UR, Doctoral Researcher in American Studies and Administrative Manager of the Regensburg European-American Forum (REAF)

Ralf Junkerjürgen
UR, Professor for Romance Cultural Studies (French/Spanish)

Ralf Junkerjürgen is supervisor of Daniela Weinbach, one of the ScienceCampus doctoral researchers.

Rainer Liedtke
UR, Chair of European History (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century)

Rainer Liedtke is supervisor of Cornelius Merz, one of the ScienceCampus doctoral researchers.

Jacqueline Nießer
UR, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

Hubert Pöppel
UR, Professor for Romance Literary Studies and Manager of the Spanish Research Centre (CEH)

Pia Wiegmink
UR, Professor for American Studies (deputizing for Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel)

 

Support Staff

Simone Schneider
Student Research Assistant (WHK) at the ScienceCampus and student of the MA Programme in European-American Studies at UR

Barbara Stupka-Pleban
IOS - Manager of Third-Party Funding and Research Projects

Paul Vickers
UR, Manager of the ScienceCampus and CITAS