Research

The self-determination movements in Catalonia and the Szeklerland

(2017 – present)
Funding: University of Bern
Role: Principal Investigator
Project in cooperation with Károly Kocsis (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Daniele Conversi (University of the Basque Country), Attila Dabis (Institute for the Protection of Minority Rights)

Nationalist mobilization, civil society and the transnationalization of claims for political self-determination in the European Union

(September 2015 – December 2016)
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowship)
Role: Principal Investigator
Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 09/15 – 08/16
Visiting Scholar, Department of Historical Sciences, University of Fribourg, 09/16 – 12/16

Self-determination in Europe – contemporary challenges of minorities in multinational states

International Conference at the University of Bern (January – October 2014)
Funding: Princely House of Liechtenstein, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC/DEZA), Burgergemeinde Bern
Role: Project Coordinator, Conference Organizer
Conference dates: 9-11 October 2014

The new geographies of migration, integration and transnationalism in East Central Europe

(November 2012 – August 2013)
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SCOPES Valorisation Grant)
Role: Investigator (PI: Doris Wastl-Walter), Project Manager
Project in cooperation with the Universities of Novi Sad und Subotica (Serbia) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

TransMig – integrating (trans)national migrants in transition states

(2010 – 2013)
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SCOPES Programme)
Role: Investigator (PI: Doris Wastl-Walter), Project Manager
Research project in cooperation with the Universities of Novi Sad and Subotica (Serbia) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Building good neighbourhoods in a sphere of political and social tensions

(September 2010 – January 2012)
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (Fellowship for Prospective Researchers)
Role: Principal Investigator
Visiting Fellowships at the Universities of Harvard, Princeton and Columbia; individual research at the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels

SeFoNe – searching for neighbours: dynamics of physical and mental borders in the new Europe

(2007 – 2010)
Funding: European Commission (EU 6th Framework Programme)
Role: Investigator (PI: Ulrike H. Meinhof; PI Bern: Doris Wastl-Walter)
Project in cooperation with the Universities of Southampton (UK), Chemnitz (Germany), Nikosia (Cyprus), Catania (Italy) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Website


Organization of Conferences

2014
International conference “Self-determination in Europe – contemporary challenges of minorities in multinational states”, October 9-11, Conference Organizer, University of Bern, Switzerland (2014)

2013
“Old and new homes: migrant life trajectories in Vojvodina and Hungary following the Yugoslav Wars”. Conference organized in the framework of the SCOPES project “TransMig”, June 21, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2012
“Integrating (trans)national migrants in transition states”. Conference organized in the framework of the SCOPES project “TransMig”, December 3-4, Szeged, Hungary and Subotica, Serbia

2009
“Integration in inter- and transdisciplinary research: forging collective con­cepts, methods and practices – changing structures”. Td-net conference, November 19-21, University of Bern; responsible for conference administration

“Creating economic and social neighbourhoods across political borders”. Conference organized in the framework of the EU project “SeFoNe”, May 1-2, Komárno, Slovakia