PhD students



Lilia Sablina is a PhD candidate at Nationalism Studies and Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations joint doctoral program. Her doctoral project aims to explore individual pathways beyond diaspora right-wing mobilization in Germany and patterns of online radicalism, based on the example of the Russian-speaking and Polish-speaking minority groups in Germany. Lilia is a graduate of the Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University (2019) and of the history department at the Higher School of Economics in Russia (2016). She was a member of various research projects in the fields of sociology, history and political science. She is also a new chair of the Migration Research Group at CEU. 


BA (2012-2016) – History department, Higher School of Economics in Russia  

MA (2017-2019) – Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University  

PhD program (since 2019) – Joint Doctoral Fellowship, Nationalism Studies Program and Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations 


Exposure to Refugees and the Subsequent Change in Ethnic Landscapes: Investigating Local Networks of Solidarity and Anti-refugee Mobilization.  The case study of Russian- and Polish-speaking minorities in Germany. 


“We Should Stop the Islamisation of Europe!”: Islamophobia and Right-Wing Radicalism of the Russian-Speaking Internet Users in Germany. Nationalities Papers, 2019. DOI: 

Imperial Agony or Pan-Continental Future: Classical Eurasianism as a Global ideology, 1920-30s. Global Histories, no. 1, 2017, pp. 2 – 18 
Is ‘E’ for ‘EMPIRE’?: Re-imagining New Russian Identity Through Symbolic Politics o‘Sochi-2014,’ Russian Journal of Communication (RRJC):  (Together with Sergey Akopov, Christina Aslanyan, Polina Slusarchuk)

The Second or the Fourth World: Critique of Communism and Colonialism in Contemporary North Asian Literature, Ab Imperio, no. 2, 2016, pp. 385–425 (together with Ivan Sablin)


Szabolcs Pogonyi 

Erin Kristin Jenne 





Nino Gozalishvili is a PhD candidate at Nationalism Studies and Comparative History joint doctoral program. Her main research areas are: Post-Socialist transformations and the processes of democratization and Europeanization;  contemporary history of nationalism and national-populism in Central and Eastern Europe with the sub-regional focus on South-Caucasus.  Currently she is researching the diffusion and adaptation of right-wing populist discourses cross-nationally in Eastern Europe from the 1980s onward.  She is a graduate of CEU Nationalism Studies program and Tbilisi State University, department of International Relations. She was a visiting student at the University of Warsaw Department of Political Sciences and at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) – at the department of Social and Cultural Studies. 

Enrolled in Comparative History-Nationalism Studies Joint Doctoral Program
MA in Nationalism Studies, CEU
BA in International Relations, Tbilisi State University
Transnationalization for National Purposes: Traces in National-
Populist Discourses in Post-Communist Georgia.