Spokesperson of the Leibniz ScienceCampus
Director of IOS, Professor in Southeast and East European History
Ulf Brunnbauer has been Professor for the History of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg since 2008. He defended his Habilitation at Berlin Free University and gained his PhD from the University of Graz. He is Director ofthe Leibniz Institute for East and South-East European Studies (IOS) and Co-Director of the Graduate School for East and South-East European Studies. His research focuses on migration, social history, and nations and nationalism. He has been Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) in Regensburg since January 2019.
His full CV and publications list is available (in German).
Coordinators of the Research Modules
University of Regensburg, Assistant Professor in American Studies, member of the board of Regensburg European American Formum - REAF
Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany, where she also gained her PhD. Her current research focuses on triangular/transnational American Studies; cultural transfer and transnational regions; the American presence in Germany; and concepts of performance in American festive culture. Her publications include Betwixt, Between, or Beyond: Negotiating Transformations from the Liminal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry (Winter, 2013); South Africa and the United States in Transnational American Studies (co-ed. Udo J. Hebel; spec. iss. Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014); Approaching Transnational America in Performance (co-ed. Pia Wiegmink; Lang, 2016). Her articles on cultural performance, Arab American life writing, muralism and visual culture, American-Bavarian encounters, and transnational spaces have appeared renowned in edited collections and journals. She is a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus executive board.
Her full CV and publications list is available here.
UR, Professor in American Studies, member of the board of REAF
Volker Depkat has been Professor of American Studies in Regensburg since 2005. He completed his Habilitation at the University of Greifswald and gained his PhD from the University of Göttingen. His research focus lies in US and North American history, including European-American connections.
Richard Frensch is the head of the Department of Economics at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). His research explores international trade, growth and convergence. He has worked for the United Nations and as an advisor for the governments of the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
UR, International Politics and Transatlantic Relations
Gerlinde Groitl is a lecturer in International Policy and Transatlantic Relations at the University of Regensburg where she also gained her PhD. She has also been a researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Washington and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on US-European and US-German relations, exploring questions of interventionism, world orders and security policy.
Her full CV and publications list is available (in German).
IOS, East- and Southeast European History
Guido Hausmann is the head of the history division at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and Professor of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg with a focus on Russia/the Soviet Union and Ukraine. He gained his PhD from the University of Cologne and defended his Habilitation at the University of Bielefeld.
UR, Slavic-Jewish Studies
Sabine Koller has been Professor of Slavic-Jewish Studies at the University of Regensburg since 2013. Her research interests include Slavic-Jewish and Yiddish literature, processes of cultural transfer and translation and the Eastern Jewish cultural renaissance. She is currently the director of the Promotionskolleg PUR and the Dean of Research of the Faculty of Languages, Literature and Cultures.
UR, Romance Studies, Research Centre Spain
Jochen Mecke has been Professor for Romance Philology at the University of Regensburg since 1996. He completed his Habilitation at the University of Heidelberg and his PhD at Mannheim. His research focuses on Spanish and French literature, film and culture. He is director of Forschungszentrum Spanien (Research Centre on Spain) in Regensburg and was speaker of the CITAS Executive Board until December 2018. He is a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus executive board.
His full CV and publications list is available (in German).
Olga Popova holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), Prague, Czech Republic (2012), a M.A. in Economics from CERGE-EI (2007), and a B.A. in Economic Theory from the Department of Economics, Ural State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia (2005). Dr. Popova joined the IOS Regensburg in October 2011. Since 2008, she also works as a Junior Researcher at the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and since 2009 as a Visiting Lecturer at Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia. She has been an editor of Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society since May 2017. Her research interests include happiness economics, economics of religion, health economics, and applied econometrics with a special focus on emerging and transition economies.
UR, Business, Economics and Management Information Systems
Thomas Steger has held the Chair of Business Administration, specializing in Leadership and Organization, at the University of Regensburg since 2011. He completed his Habilitation and PhD at the Chemnitz University of Technology. His research interests include corporate governance and employee-owned companies.
UR, East European Studies
Natali Stegmann has been the coordinator for research on Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg since 2009. Her research interests include the history of East-Central Europe, late socialism and gender and cultural history.
IOS, International Law and Politics
Cindy Wittke graduated in international law and currently leads the Research Group on “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts“ at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), where she is working on several projects, including an exploration of international law in the post-Soviet space. She received her PhD from the Free University of Berlin. She is a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus executive board.