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Fellows

Current Fellows

Porträt von Professor Christopher Sims
Porträt von Professor Christopher Sims

Prof. Christopher Sims

Associate Professor of the Practice at the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, NC, U.S.A

Research interests

Photography, transnationalism, the military, American studies and museum studies

Project Proposal

The America-Bavaria Military Experience: A Visual Archive of Transnational Contact Zones

Education

MFA Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, U.S.A.

MA Visual Communication, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.

BA History, Duke University, U.S.A.

German Studies and Documentary Film, University of Würzburg, Germany

Fellowship

 6 months, February - July 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Karsten Fitz

Professorship for American Studies/Cultural and Media Studies

Contact details

E-mail address: 
csims@duke.edu

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Porträt Doktor Gianluca Grimalda
Porträt Doktor Gianluca Grimalda

Dr. Gianluca Grimalda

Honorary Research Fellow, South East Technological University of Waterford, Ireland

Research interests

Social Cohesion, Inequality, Migration, Experimental economics

Project Proposal

Does greater integration into markets make people more or less tolerant of inequality? Experimental evidence from Papua New Guinea. Attitudes towards corruption and policies in small-scale societies

Education

PdD in Economics, University of Southampton, England

BA in Social Sciences, Bocconi University, Italy

Fellowship

6 months, January - June 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff

Chair of Economic Theory

Further details

Website

Interview: Digitales Forschungsmagazin

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Dr. Oxana Karnaukhova

Dr. Oxana Karnaukhova

Affiliated Researcher and Lecturer, University of Passau

Research interests

International relations, the anthropology of geopolitics, comparative regionalism

Project Proposal

Problematising the Strategic Sovereignty Narratives in EU Foreign Policy: between the Real and the Imagined

Education

PhD (Candidate of Science), Rostov State University, Russia

Professional Diploma in Psychology, Rostov State University, Russia

Specialist Diploma in History, Rostov State University, Russia

Fellowship

6 months, December 2023 - May 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Daniel Göler

Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics

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Porträt Professor Claudia Sadowski-Smith
Porträt Professor Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Prof. Dr. Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Professor of English and American Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, U.S.A.

Research interests

Migration Studies, Border Studies, Whiteness Studies, Mass Media, Climate Migration

Project Proposal

Inequality, the Welfare State, and the Racialization of Post-Soviet Migrants in Germany and the United States

Education

PhD in English, University of Delaware

BA in Applied Linguistics, University of Leipzig

Fellowship

3 months, June - July 2023 & June - July 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Karsten Fitz

Professorship for American Studies/Cultural and Media Studies

Contact details

E-mail address: Claudia.Sadowski-Smith@asu.edu

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Future Fellows

We look forward to welcoming the following Fellows in the future:

Porträt
Prof. Dr. Seyyedahmad Javadi

Prof. Dr. Seyyedahmad Javadi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Project Proposal

Towards Accountability in the use of Artificial Intelligence for Smart Grids: Concepts, Taxonomies, Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Hermann de Meer

Chair of Computer Networks and Computer Communications

Contact details

E-mail address: 
sajavadi@aut.ac.ir

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Porträt Professor Germano Glufke Reis
Porträt Professor Germano Glufke Reis

Prof. Dr. Germano Glufke Reis

Professor and Coordinator of the SfoodLab (Sustainable Food Value Chains Laboratory) at the Federal University of Parana, School of Management, Brasil

Research interests

Global value chains; sustainable global value chains; cultivated meat (cell-based meat) value chain; alternative protein value chains

Project Proposal

Disruptive innovation and “hybrid” products: an economic perspective of the disruptive potential of different forms of cultivated (cell-based) meats

Education

PhD in Business Administration, University of São Paulo

MBA (AACSB, Equis, and AMBA accredited), Fundação Getulio Vargas’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration

BA in Psychology, University of Brasilia

Fellowship

2 months, October 2023 & March 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Dr. Terese Venus

Bioeconomy Economics Junior Research Group

Contact details

E-mail address:
glufkereis@ufpr.br

Further details

LinkedIn, Research Gate, ORCID

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Porträt Doktor Diana Mistreanu
Porträt Doktor Diana Mistreanu

Dr. Diana Mistreanu

Guest postdoctoral lecturer and researcher, University of Szeged, Hungary

Research interests

Cognitive literary studies, cognitive narratology, medical humanities, French and Francophone contemporary literature, indigenous Canadian literatures

Project Proposal

What Is It Like to Be a Migrant? Emotion and Inner Experience in Shumona Sinha’s Migrant and Refugee Narratives

Education

PhD in French literature/cognitive literary studies, University of Luxembourg and Université Paris-Est Créteil

MA in in French and Francophone Literature, Université Paris-Est Créteil

MA in French Literature and Culture, University of Bucarest

BA in in French and English Language and Literature, University Lucian Blaga, Sibiu (Romania)

Fellowship

6 months, May - July 2023 & January - March 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Marina Ortrud Hertrampf

Professorship of Romance Literature and Culture with a focus on France

Contact details

E-mail address: diana.mistreanu21@gmail.com

Further details

academia, orcid

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Porträt Professor Melnykova-Kurhanova
Porträt Professor Melnykova-Kurhanova

Prof. Dr. Olena Melnykova-Kurhanova

Associate Professor of Journalism Chair at the National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Research interests

Public communication, social communication, social media,  fact-checking, media literacy, journalistic genres, journalism, speechwriting, information wars, political journalism, alternative media, strategic communications, human rights journalism, ethics of journalism, gender in mass media

Project Proposal

Public Communication in a City under Attack: Russia’s Informational Influence on the Citizens of Mariupol

Education

PhD in Social Communications,  Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine Thesis title: THE PECULIARITIES OF DISSIDENT COMMUNICATIONS IN UKRAINE SINCE 1960S TO THE BEGINNING OF 1990s

MA Journalism, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.

BA Journalism, Mariupol State University, Mariupol, Ukraine

Fellowship

12 months, October 2022 - March 2023 & October 2023 - March 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Florian Töpfl

Chair of Political Communication with a Focus on Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet Region

Contact details

E-mail address: melnyk04@ads.uni-passau.de

Further details

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Porträt von Professor Jacek Rak
Porträt von Professor Jacek Rak

Prof. Dr. Jacek Rak

Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Communications at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Research interests

Routing, design and analysis of communication networks with a particular focus on resilience and dependability of emerging communication technologies, including future Internet and mobile communications

Project Proposal

Disaster-resilience of Interdependent Networked Systems

Education

DSc degree (habilitation) in telecommunications, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland

PhD degree in computer science, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland

MSc degree in computer science, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland

Fellowship

2 months, January - March 2024

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Hermann de Meer

Chair of Computer Networks and Computer Communications

Contact details

E-mail address: jrak@pg.edu.pl

Further details

Website

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Porträt Professor Alina Kasinska
Porträt Professor Alina Kasinska

Prof. Dr. Alina Kasinska

Professor at the Department of Engineering, Technology and Economics at the Pylyp Orlyk International Classical University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Research interests

Regional Economy, Natural reserve fund, Developed productive forces, Organizational mechanism for managing protected areas, Organizational adaptation, The role of territories and objects of the nature reserve fund in ensuring the integrated development of the region

Project Proposal

Organizational Adaptation to sustained cosmological Crisis - Extension of a longitudinal study of nature parks in Ukraine during the Russian invasion and the (de)occupation since February 2022

Education

PhD Mykolayiv National Agrarian University, Ukraine - Thesis title: Formation and use of territories of the  nature reserve fund: theory and practice of implementation

PhD International University of Business and Law, Kherson, Ukraine - Thesis title: Regional Aspects of Rational Agricultural Land Use (on the Example of Mykolaiv Region)

MA Mykolayiv State Agrarian University, Ukraine - speciality "Management of organizations" and qualified as an economist-manager

Fellowship

6 months, July - December 2023

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Andreas König

Chair of Strategic Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Further details

Google Scholar, Orcid

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Prof. Dr. Hoda Zobeiri

Prof. Dr. Hoda Zobeiri

Associate Professor of Economics, The University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

Research interests

Development Economics, Health Economics, Institutional Economics, Economy of Iran

Project Proposal

Macroeconomic Conditions and Population Health in Iran

Education

Ph.D. in Development Economics, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran.

Fellowship

2 months, October - December 2023

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm

Chair of Development Economics

Contact details

E-mail address: h.zobeiri@umz.ac.ir

Further Details

Google Scholar

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Porträt Professor Daniel Henderson
Porträt Professor Daniel Henderson

Prof. Dr. Daniel J. Henderson

Professor of Economics and the J. Weldon and Delores Cole Faculty Fellow in the Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies in the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama, U.S.A.

Research interests

Nonparametric Econometrics and Statistics, Panel Data Econometrics, Applied Microeconometrics, Economics of Education

Project Proposal

Dynamic nonparametric multidimensional panel data models with application to migration flows across Europe

Education

PhD in Economics, University of California, Riverside

MA in Economics, University of California, Riverside

BA in Economics, University of California, Davis

AA in Mathematics, Sacramento City College

Fellowship

2 months, June - July 2023

Hosts at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Harry Haupt | Dr. Joachim Schnurbus

Chair of Statistics and Data Analytics | Computational Statistics and Mathematics Teaching Unit

Contact details

E-mail address: djhender@cba.ua.edu

Further details

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Porträt Professor Normann Witzleb
Porträt Professor Normann Witzleb

Prof. Dr. Normann Witzleb

Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China & Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia

Research interests

Privacy law, data protection law, law and technology, comparative law, torts law, remedies

Project Proposal

Privacy and data protection in relation to artificial intelligence technologies: Evaluating the potential and effect of EU legislative initiatives for the Asia-Pacific region

Education

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University

LL.B. degree at Murdoch University Perth

Doctoral degree (Dr. iur.) European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Second State Examination in Law

Legal traineeship (Referendariat), Court of Appeal Berlin, Germany

First State Examination in Law, University of Würzburg Law Faculty

Diploma in Legal Studies, King’s College London, England

Fellowship

2 months, June - July 2023

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Kai von Lewinski

Chair of Public Law, Media Law and Information Law

Further details

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Porträt Professor Ingrid Piller
Porträt Professor Ingrid Piller

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Piller

Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Linguistics Department, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Research interests

intercultural communication, language learning, multilingualism, and bilingual education

Project Proposal

Linguistic Diversity and Social Participation

Fellowship

1 month, May 2023

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Daniela Wawra

Chair of English Language and Culture

Further details

Website, Twitter

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porträt von Nwet Kay Khine
porträt von Nwet Kay Khine

Dr. Nwet Kay Khine

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Social and Development studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand

Research interests

Authoritarianism, media system transformation and environmental politics and policies in transitional democracies

Project Proposal

The emergence of digital authoritarianism - Myanmar between Chinese and Russian influence - as a laboratory for a new regime type

Education

PhD in Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand, Thesis title: Press Censorship in Myanmar From Colonial Days to Democratic Transition in The 21st Century

MA in Globalization and Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark and Hamburg University, Germany

MA in International Development Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Fellowship

6 months, November 2022 - April 2023

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schaffar

Chair of Development Politics

Further details

Website

Publications (related to PICAIS)

Research Paper: Digital Rights in Post-Coup Myanmar: Enabling Factors for Digital Authoritarianism

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Porträt Doktor Edward Asiedu
Porträt Doktor Edward Asiedu

Dr. Edward Asiedu

Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School (Development Finance Unit) and the Affiliate Faculty, Centre for Migration Studies (CMS)

Research interests

Behavioral and development economics, economics of crime and corruption, gender and small enterprise development, impact of culture and history on economic outcomes, agricultural economics

Project Proposal

The Effect of Poverty on Children’s Behaviour. Field Experiments in Ghanaian Villages

Education

PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in Development Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany, Thesis Title: Three Essays in Empirical and Experimental Development Economics: Pro-social Behavior, Monitoring of Development-Linked Public Goods and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

MA in Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

B Sc in University of Ghana, Legon– Ghana

Fellowship

6 months, April – September 2022

Host at the University of Passau

Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm

Chair of Development Economics

Further details

Website

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