I am a Senior Researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin. I am also an Associate Member of Nuffield College (University of Oxford). Previously I held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow ship at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. I finished my doctorate in 2015 after studies at the University of Kent (BA), the Institut d’Études Politiques in Lille (MA) and the University of Oxford (MSc). I was a visiting fellow at Sciences Po Paris (Centre d’études et de recherches internationales) and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard.
My research is situated at the intersection between social sciences and humanities. Methodologically, I am interested in comparative historical analysis, qualitative methods in the social sciences, and text analysis. Substantively, my current academic interests revolve around youth as a political agent and a social imaginary. With a focus on Russia, I study the political mobilisation of young people alongside the social imaginaries which the idea of youth exposes. I have a long-standing interest in questions related to collective memory in particular in the European context and am increasingly interested in the legislation of historical recall. I also maintain an active research agenda in the field of migration and political transnationalism in a historical perspective as well as the role of time and ideas about the future in contemporary politics.
Much time of the years before I went to university were spent adapting classical music to the accordion. I maintain a passion for classical and contemporary music as well as innovative adaptations of old music to our current times.
A short CV can be found here.