Since 9/2019 Assistant professor (tenure track) for “Modern History of Central- and Eastern Europe and the Habsburg Monarchy” at the Department for East European History of the University of Vienna. PI of the ERC StG Project “Non-Territorial Autonomy”
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.
• 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)
2018–2019 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.
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
2015–18 Austrian Academy of Sciences: Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology (APART). Independent applicant and fully responsible for the project
2016 Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna: Research fellow for six months
2013–15 Austrian Science Fund: Erwin Schrödinger Mobility Grant for the Central European University in Budapest. Independent applicant and fully responsible for the project
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
Conception and organisation of conferences and academic field trips
2020 International conference Territoriality and Non-territoriality in Accommodating National Diversity (NTAutonomy-Project, University of Vienna). Programme. The conference had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic.
2019 Workshop Human Rights and Autonomy Rights in European Perspective (University of Vienna). Programme.
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 International conference National-Personal Autonomy, Non-Territorial Autonomy, Cultural Autonomy (University of Vienna).
2011 Co-organiser of 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 an academic day field trip.
Other academic activities
Peer reviewer for: National Science Centre Poland (NCN), Czech Science Foundation (GAČR), German Research Foundation (DFG); for the journals Austrian History Yearbook, East Central Europe, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas; for the publishing houses of the Herder-Institut Marburg, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences; as well as for CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study, Austrian Agency for International Cooperation (OeAD).
Scholarly consultant for the exhibition The Myth of Galicia, Vienna City Museum (2014–15).
Member of the Paris Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche centre-européenne, and the Kommission für die Geschichte der Deutschen in Polen.