I am a historian and slavicist at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I received my PhD in a joint doctoral programme from the Universities of Vienna and Paris Sorbonne in 2009. I am currently the principal investigator of the ERC funded project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe”.
My research focus is on Central and Eastern Europe between the late 18th and the 20th Century, the Habsburg Empire, Poland, Ukraine and the Soviet Union in particular. I am interested in the history of nationalism, borders, and languages, as well as in urban and Jewish history. In the framework of the ERC project I prepare my habilitation thesis, which focuses on the idea and the translation of concepts of non-territorial autonomy from the Habsburg Empire until the interwar period.