THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
NATIONALISM STUDIES PROGRAM AND THE ERSTE FOUNDATIONcordially invite you to a lecture by
University of Warwick
Diasporas, Sending States, and Socio-Spatial Positionality
Thursday, 07 April at 6 p.m.
Nádor 11 - TIGY
Dr. Maria Koinova is Reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick. Koinova's research interests span international relations and comparative politics, and focus on how ethno-national diversity impacts on the political development of conflict and post-conflict societies. Koinova also serves as the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant "Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty" (2012-2017). The project progresses from qualitative analysis of elite-based diaspora mobilization of six groups (Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Iraqi, Kurdish, and Palestinian) in five EU countries (UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and France) to a quantitative analysis through a cross-country representative survey of non-elite individuals in 25 country-groups. Within the larger ERC project, Koinova has a sub-project to investigate diaspora mobilization vis-à-vis de facto states. She held academic positions at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2001-2004), Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (2004-2005), and Center for European Studies (2011), Cornell's Government Department (2007-2008), Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding (2008-2009), the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. (summers 2006, 2007), European University Institute (1999-2005, Ph.D.), Uppsala University (2013), and tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Amsterdam (2009-2012) and American University of Beirut (2005-2006).