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  • Florian Bieber
    We welcome the following new and old members to Balkan Academic News: Biljana Vucetic, currently working at the Institute for History of Serbian Academy of
    Message 1 of 187 , Dec 15, 2000
      We welcome the following new and old members to Balkan Academic News:

      Biljana Vucetic, currently working at the Institute for History of Serbian
      Academy of Sciences and Arts. B.A in history at Faculty of Philosophy,
      Belgrade University. Main field of interest is history of the Balkans in
      19th and 20th century, especially political and cultural history of Balkans
      inhabitants and the role of the Balkans in international relations. I am
      also doing some research on the relations between Serbs and their
      neighbours ("image of others"). Email: biljcica@...

      Stephenson, Paul, MSt. (Oxford), MA, PhD (Cambridge). Statutory Lecturer in
      Medieval History, University College, Cork, Ireland. Fellowships: Alexander
      von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg University,
      Mainz, Germany 1999-2000; British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Research
      Fellow, Keble College, University of Oxford, 1996-9; Visiting Fellow,
      Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London, 1998-2001; Visiting
      Fellow, Institute of Historical Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences and
      Arts, 1999. Areas of Research Interest: Byzantium, Medieval Southeastern
      Europe, Historiography. Publications: Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: a
      Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Cambridge, 2000), and
      more than a dozen articles including: 'The Legend of Basil the
      Bulgar-slayer', Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 24 (2000); 'The
      Byzantine Frontier in Macedonia', Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review 7
      (2000); 'Review Article: Early Medieval Hungary in English', Early Medieval
      Europe 10 (2001). Email: paulstephenson@...

      Stephanie Rücker. I finished studying English and catholic theology in
      summer 2000 and have been working at the Ecumenical Institute at the
      university in M|nster since september. I wrote my final thesis on "Religion
      and National Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1945-1995", based on an oral
      history project that I undertook in Sarajevo in summer 1999. Right now I am
      developing ideas for my phd-thesis which will probably deal with former
      Yugoslavia from a theological point of view again. Email:

      Blendi Kraja. I am a 27, native of Shkodra/Albania, now working for
      KosovaLive News Agency (www.kosovalive.com) as a reporter. I published two
      books, 1 poetry, 1 short proses, directed the ORANA artistic review
      1996-2000. Currently I study English language and literature in University.
      Have been vicechairman of the Albanian Youth Council and I'm chairman of
      the Social Cultural Youth Association CRYSTAL. Email: b73al@...

      Claudia Guilar. I'm an Anthropology PhD student at de Universitat autonoma
      de Barcelona. The item i'm interested is the balkans (ex-iugoslavia) and
      i'm begining to aproach to it. Email: claguilar@...
    • Balkan Academic News
      We welcome the following new subscribers to Balkan Academic News: Branimira Mrak, and I am professor of German and English language and literature. Born 1975
      Message 187 of 187 , Nov 11, 2003
        We welcome the following new subscribers to Balkan Academic News:

        Branimira Mrak, and I am professor of German and English language and literature. Born 1975 in Osijek, Republic of Croatia.  Presently coordinating the Zagreb office of IIZ-DVV (German Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association), furthermore active in Croatian women's NGOs. Fields of interest German & English literature, gender studies. Email: iiz-dvv@....

        Antuen Skenderi. I am a final year student BA.(Hons) International Relations at the University of Malta. However my interest about the balkans comes primarily from nationality (Albanian) and I am interested and try and be updated on what it  is happening in the region, and also because of this strong tie I am writing my disertation On the ' Overlapping' Balkans identities. I hope this is going to be a useful experience! Email: antuen1@....
        Ljiljana Mrakovcic, I'm Croatian, currently working in Portugal and possibly developing a PhD thesis about international civil administrations in post-conflict situations in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Email: lilarozica@....

        Rossitza Guentcheva. I am currently a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, where I am a member of the Cultural Mobility Group. I have an MA in History from Sofia University and another one from the Central European University in Budapest. I did my PhD at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of History. My interests are in the field of contemporary social and cultural history and history of socialism. Email: 03GURO@...

        Ali ibraimi and I come from Macedonia. I am currently  studying at the department of Translation and Interpreting at Bosphorous University, Istanbul.I am a sophomore student. Email: liloib@....

        Emmanuel Nekic. I am a 25 years old french croat. I currently live in Berlin. I graduated political science in Toulouse, France and then at the College of Europe in Warsaw. I worked for a year at the french embasssy in Zagreb. I also took part into the network "le courrier des balkans", a french online news website on the balkans, which i recommand you : www.balkans.eu.org In Croatia, I appreciated, the news website www.iskon.hr. I am very interested in debates about administration reform in the balkans, accession to EU, economic opportunities and statistical datas.Email: emmanuelnekic@....

        Amra Dapo. I come from Bosnia. I am a teacher of English langauage in the local grammar school. I am interested in academic activities in our region. Email: amra_dapo@....

        Anjeza Doko. I'm from Abania.i'm studing psychology at Sosial Science Faculty at Tirana University. I'm 20 years old and i like so much keep in contact with new people ,travel,and above all perform my academic accomplishment. Email: anjezadoko@....

        Chilmi Emin Kechagia. I'm from Greece, Western Thrace. I'm a third year student of Bogaziçi University, that is in Istanbul in Turkey. Here, I'm studying Translation-Interpreting. Email: dimariotis@....

        Miftar Spahija. -Works for Morgan Staneley. -Is interested in international issues and peace and conflict studies. Email: Miftar.Spahija@....

        Mikko Väyrynen, a Finn currently living in Zagreb where I'm finishing my Master's thesis on German support to Slovenian and Croatian independence for the University of Helsinki. I have published articles and reports on other foreign policy related subjects during my employment at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Email: mmsvayry@...

        Dan Kvistbo. I am a student of Eastern European (effectively South Eastern European) studies, Political Science and "serbian/croatian/bosnian" language at the University of Copenhagen. I am also a reserve officer with a danish humanitarian governmental organisation and prior to my studies, I worked three years with various NGO's in the former Yugoslavia (mainly Croatia, BiH, Macedonia (FYROM) and Kosovo/a). Initially concentrating on both the language(s) and the history of former Yugoslavia, my focus has turned to the contemporary politics of the successor states, with an emphasis on foreign policy, i.e. in particular a) the respective states' relations with the EU, the UN (not least the ICTY) and other important international and regional actors, and b) their bilateral relations. I can be reached at kvistbo@... 
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