CV

Current position

Since 4/2018    Principal Investigator of the ERC StG Project “Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe. The History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000” at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Historical Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Education

2004-2009    Joint Ph.D. between the University of Vienna (History) and University of Paris-Sorbonne (German language and literature).
Grade: With distinction.

1997-2003    Magister (M.A.) at the University of Vienna in History and Russian philology and literature. Teaching degree 2009.     Grade: With distinction.


2009   Qualification procedure for maître de conférence within the Council of French Universities for the academic sections:
– History and Culture of the Early Modern Times and Contemporary History.
– Slavonic Languages and Literature.

2004-2005   Language courses in the Ukrainian studies programme of the University of Vienna

2003-2005   Language courses in the Polish studies programme of the University of Vienna

2001/2002    Language courses at the Pushkin Institute for Russian Language and the Russian State University for Humanities (RGGU), Moscow.

1999/2000    University of Paris-Sorbonne: Exchange student in the European Exchange-Programme (Erasmus-Socrates); auditing at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and École Pratique des Hautes Études.

Languages

•    German (native)    •    Ukrainian (fluent in reading & speaking)
•    English (fluent)      •    Yiddish (fluent in reading & speaking)
•    French (fluent)      •    Polish (good reading & speaking skills)
•    Russian (fluent)    •    Italian (basics)

Earlier positions

2015–2018    APART-Fellow at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Historical Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

2016  Visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)

2013–2015    Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University, Budapest, and the Institute for East European History at the University of Vienna.

2010–2013    Post doc researcher in the doctoral programme Austrian Galicia and Its Multicultural Heritage at the University of Vienna.

2004–2009    Researcher in two Austrian Science Fund (FWF) sponsored research projects on multicultural border towns at the imperial peripheries in the Austrian-Russian borderlands 1772–1918, Vienna.

2003–2004    Translator (Russian into German) in the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) sponsored research project on the post-war Soviet occupation of Austria, Vienna.

2001–2002    Assistant (Alternative Military Service) at the Russian Holocaust Foundation, Moscow, Russia.

2001    Intern at the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) and its news agency Eurolang, Brussels, Belgium.

2000    Summer Research Associate at the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany.

Third party funded projects

2018–2023    European Research Council (ERC): Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850–2000

2016–2017    Zukunftsfonds of the Republic of Austria, City of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences: Refugees in Austria in Historical Perspective

2004–2009    Austrian Science Fund: Multicultural border towns in the imperial peripheries in the Austro-Russian borderlands 1772–1918. Substantial contribution to the application proposals

Long-term scholarships

2015–18    Austrian Academy of Sciences: Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology (APART). Independent applicant and fully responsible for the project

2013–15    Austrian Science Fund: Erwin Schrödinger Mobility Grant for the Central European University in Budapest. Independent applicant and fully responsible for the project

Publishing allowances

2017    University of St. Gallen: Subsidy funding the Ukrainian translation of my book on the city of Brody

2013    German Publishers and Booksellers Association: “Humanities International Award” funding the English translation of my book on the city of Brody for Brill Publishers

2011    Austrian Science Fund: Publication grant for my book on Brody

2010    Austrian Science Fund: Publication grant for my book on border towns

Austrian Science Fund: Imperial peripheries in the Austro-Russian borderlands 1772–1918. Substantial contribution to the application proposal. [250,000 €].
2004–2006 Austrian Science Fund: Multicultural border towns in western Ukraine. Substantial contribution to the application proposal. [160,000 €]

Organisation of conferences and academic field trips

2016    International conference Refugee Crises. Nothing New in Austria (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Migration Research, Institute for Human Sciences). Conference report on H-Soz-Kult, 2 Dec. 2016. For press coverage see Posts.

2016    Workshop Grenzräume der Habsburgermonarchie (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Haus der Geschichte Österreichs).

2015    Organiser of the three day international conference National-Personal Autonomy, Non-Territorial Autonomy, Cultural Autonomy (University of Vienna).

2011    Co-organiser of the four day international conference Galicia. At the Periphery of Modernity and Modernity at the Periphery (University of Vienna).

2010    Organiser of the two weeks excursion of the doctoral programme „Austrian Galicia“ to Poland and Ukraine.

2006    Organiser of the international workshop An der Stadtgrenze die Staatsgrenze (Austrian Library in L‘viv) including a three day field trip.

Other academic activities

Peer reviewer for the National Science Centre Poland (NCN), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the journal East Central Europe, the Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU.

Scholarly consultant for the exhibition The Myth of Galicia, Vienna City Museum (201415).

Member of the Paris Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche centre-européenne, and the Kommission für die Geschichte der Deutschen in Polen.