Graduate Fellows

The Institute has developed a new program to bring graduate students in European studies more closely into its life and operation. A complementary cohort to the graduate students who have won dissertation completion fellowships, these younger graduate fellows are already closely involved in several exciting new initiatives. 

Sevda Arslan

Sevda Arslan

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Sevda is a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist specializing in mobility and ethnic minority studies. Her dissertation research aims to understand the underlying complexities and variations in self-identification processes of minority migrant groups.

Alex Athenson

Alex Athenson

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Alex is interested in researching architecture as a permanent embodiment of political and economic power, especially in areas of diverse cultural amalgamation.

Jacob Coen

Jacob Coen

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Jake Coen studies violence and political rhetoric. His dissertation research focuses primarily on the concept of tyranny in ninth- and tenth-century France and Germany, though he is also interested in working with vernacular literary and legal traditions across Europe.

Moritz S. Graefrath

Moritz S. Graefrath

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Moritz S. Graefrath is a Ph.D. student in political science. He specializes in international relations. Broadly speaking, his research interests include international relations theory, security studies, and grand strategy with a particular regional focus on western Europe.

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Jelena is a biocultural anthropologist specializing in migration and refugee studies. Her dissertation research work focuses on understanding the social processes and meanings underlying routinized social practices (RSPs) and their biological impacts, especially within encampment settings.

Clare O'Hare

Clare O'Hare

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Clare O’Hare works at the intersection of comparative politics and international political economy. She is especially interested legal pluralism. Current projects examine the role of corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in the diffusion of English common law institutional structures to civil law jurisdictions in Europe.

Kurt McGee

Kurt McGee

Nanovic Graduate Fellow

Kurt’s literary-historical work examines concerns about privacy and privacy invasion during the early twentieth century in Europe.