Zurab Abramishvili spent three weeks on the IU Bloomington campus as the guest of REEI in connection with his appointment as a fellow of the IREX University Administration Support Program (UASP). An economist based at the International School of Economics of Tbilisi State University (Georgia), where he holds the positions of Head of Undergraduate Studies and Regional Mentor of The Teaching Fellowship Program, Dr. Abramishvili consulted with a broad array of IUB faculty and staff to conceive a plan for upgrading research management at his home university.
Călin Cotoi was a Fulbright Research Scholar in residence at IU Bloomington in Fall 2021 under the auspices of the Department of Geography. A professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bucharest, at IUB he conducted research in two areas: 1) the reimagination of socialist, post-socialist and capitalist ruins in Eastern European cities as protected nature/wilderness; 2) the emergence of the social in 19th century Romania in connection with epidemics, transnational and imperial networks, and radical political perspectives. In addition, he delivered a public lecture under the title “Anarchism and the 'Social Question' in 19th Century Romania” in October.
Bartlomiej Czaplicki, Associate Professor in the English Language Institute at the University of Warsaw, is in residence on the IU Bloomington campus from October through January as the recipient of a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship. While at IU, he and Paula Orzechowska, another Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship recipient (see below) has collaborated with Malgorzata Cavar (Linguistics/Slavic) and Steven Lulich (Speech and Hearing) on an investigation of consonantal clusters in Polish and Ukrainian.
Árpád Hornják is Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies for academic year 2021-22. A professor in the Department of History at University of Pécs, he specializes in the history of Hungarian diplomacy and history of the Balkans. He taught the courses “Contemporary Hungarian Foreign Policy in a Regional Context” and “The Balkans and Central Europe” in Fall 2021. In Spring 2022, he will teach “Central Europe and the Balkans in International Affairs,” and “Contemporary Hungary: Politics and Society.”
Ethem Mandić is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Philosophy in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Zagreb. A native of Podgorica, he is a teaching associate at the Faculty for Montenegrin Language and Literature at the University of Montenegro in Cetinje, where he previously served as Vice Dean for Science and International Exchange. He was in residence at IU during Fall 2021 as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. In November he presented a public lecture under the title “The Intercultural Political Novel.”
Paula Orzechowska, Professor in the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan is in residence on the IU Bloomington campus from October through January as the recipient of a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship. While at IU, she and Bartolomiej Czaplicki, another Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship recipient (see above) have collaborated with Malgorzata Cavar (Linguistics/Slavic) and Steven Lulich (Speech and Hearing) on an investigation of consonantal clusters in Polish and Ukrainian.
Oleksandr Yaroshchuk, Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, is in residence at the the IU Media School as recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship. His dissertation addresses investigative journalism and its place in Ukraine's media system. In October, he delivered an online talk through the IU Ukrainian Studies Organization under the title “The Crimea Platform and Ukraine’s Independence in Russian Media.”