Our Experts

Philippe Hamman

Dr. Hamman is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Strasbourg and is affiliated with the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (IUAR). He is also the Jean Monnet Chair of “Governance of Integrated Urban Sustainability in Europe (GoInUSE)” (2020-2023). His research interests include urban cooperation and regional planning, local policies, environmental humanities, borders and mobility.

University of Strasbourg


Marcin Napiórkowski

Dr. Napiórkowski works at the Institute of Polish Culture in the Department of Contemporary Culture. His research broadly focuses on contemporary Polish vernacular culture in comparative perspectives, memory, imagination, resistance, pseudoscience and consumer mythologies. Since 2014, he has been managing the research project “Contemporary Polish vernacular culture in a comparative perspective. Memory – Imagination – Practices of Resistance” carried out jointly by the University of Warsaw, the University of Michigan and the Pennsylvania State University.  

Institute of Polish Culture


Sean Carleton

Dr. Carleton is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba. He holds BA and MA degrees in History from Simon Fraser University and a PhD from the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. He studies the history and political economy of settler colonialism, capitalism, and education in what is currently Canada. Dr. Carleton also interested in comics, critical pedagogy, and history education.

Universitiy of Manitoba


Amy King

Dr. King is a Lecturer at the Department of History at the University of Bristol. She is currently writing a monograph, “Politics of Sacrifice: Remembering Italy’s 1973 Rogo di Primavalle,” which considers the ways in which memory of the 1973 arson attack has been incorporated into neo-fascist identity. Her research interests include Transnational memory cultures, Commemoration, national identity, Fascism and neofascism. Her current research surrounds the role of secular martyrs in the construction of Italian identity.

University of Bristol


Olga Pressitch

Dr. Pressitch is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria.Her broader research interests include Eastern European cinema and second-language pedagogy. She is also a Ukrainian language teacher and poet. Her poetry is published in two collections, “Impressions,” and “Don Juan and Other Ghosts.” She received her PhD from the Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with a focus on Ukrainian literature in postwar Canada.  

University of Victoria


Cynthia Milton

Dr. Milton is a Professor and Associate Vice-President of Research in the Department of History at the University of Victoria. She is a former President of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. She is also a former Research Chair in the History Department at the Université de Montréal. She was also the 2019-2020 Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowship recipient. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes the diffusion of knowledge. She is interested in […]

University of Victoria


John Bingham

Dr. John Bingham is an Assistant Professor within the Department of History at Dalhousie University. He received his PhD from York University and has since continued with both research and lecturing roles. Within Dr. Bingham’s research he has focused on themes of modern German and European history alongside urban politics, local government, crime, and cultural exhibitions. Within his lecturing, he has also focused on similar themes related to European History, German History and Holocaust studies.  

Dalhousie University


Lutz, John

Dr. Lutz is a Professor at University of Victoria within the Department of History. His areas of expertise are: History of British Columbia, History of the Pacific Northwest History, and the History of Indigenous-Settler Relations.

University of Victoria


Rakovics, Márton

Márton Rakovics is an assistant lecturer of statistics at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, and a doctoral candidate at the Doctoral School of Sociology, Corvinus University Budapest. His PhD research is about dynamic simulation modeling of social networks. He is currently focusing on the possible applications of deep learning and text mining methods in sociology, also working in biostatistics research projects: the role of environmental factors in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, and biomarker […]

Eötvös Loránd University

Wulz, Janine

Janine Wulz is a lecturer, researcher and Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria. She is currently working on her interdisciplinary PhD in teacher education and Holocaust studies. Her work is focused on Holocaust Education, and she is interested in critical approaches towards education, policy making, historic-political education and language education. Janine studied Political Science, Public Management and Education in Austria (University of Vienna, FH Campus Wien) and Poland (University of Warsaw). She became chair […]

University of Victoria


de Cesari, Chiara

Dr. de Cesari is Associate Professor in European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Trained in socio-cultural anthropology (Ph.D. Stanford 2009), she is an internationally significant voice in debates over the geopolitical trajectories of contemporary culture. Her wide-ranging research explores how institutional manifestations of memory, heritage, art, and cultural politics are shifting under conditions of contemporary globalization and ongoing transformations of the nation-state. In particular, it concerns the ways in which colonial legacies live on today, especially […]

University of Amsterdam


Cherviatsova, Alina

Alina Cherviatsova is as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center, Ghent University. Prior to this, Dr. Cherviatsova was an associate professor for comparative public law, human rights, and international law of the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine) and a coordinator of three Jean Monnet Modules. Dr. Cherviatsova had research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Max Planck Institute of European Legal History, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, […]

Ghent University


Budryte, Dovile

Dovile Budryte, Ph.D, is a professor of political science at Georgia Gwinnett College. Her areas of interest include gender studies, trauma and memory in international relations and nationalism. She was a 2004 National Endowment for the Humanities grant recipient, 2000-01 Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (New York) Fellow, and a 1998-99 Fellow at the College for Advanced Central European Studies at Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Research Interests: Gender studies; Memory politics; Memory and trauma in international […]

Georga Gwinnett College


Wuestenberg, Jenny

Jenny Wüstenberg joined Nottingham Trent University as an Associate Professor of Twentieth Century History in September 2019, after three and a half years as DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics and German & European Studies at York University in Toronto. Currently she teaches courses on 20th century history, protest movements, revolutions and democracy, the politics of memory and human rights, qualitative methods, and German history, politics and culture. As an expert on memory studies, she is highly involved in the […]

Nottingham Trent University


Knap, Árpád

Árpád Knap is a survey statistician who started his PhD in 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences, Doctoral School of Sociology in the Interdisciplinary Social Research program. Mr Knap is currently a researcher at the Research Center for Computational Social Science (rc2s2.eu), where his research topics include text mining, natural language processing, quantitative research methods, survey design and data analysis of large datasets. In his PhD thesis he focuses on the applicability of these methods in […]

Eötvös Loránd University

Adele, Perry

Adele Perry is the director of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba. Research interests: Canada; Western Canada; colonialism; transnationalism; migration; gender; sexuality.

Universitiy of Manitoba

Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).