Visiting Scholars at ISEEES

  Oscar Jonsson is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2016-2017 academic year. Mr. Jonsson is currently a PhD candidate at King’s College London. His current research interests are Russian strategy and warfare and the changing character of law. While at Berkeley, he will continue research on his doctoral thesis entitled “Warfare and Peace: The Russian Understanding of War.”
  Yi-lun Ma is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2016-2017 academic year. She is currently a PhD student in Russian Literature at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. While at Berkeley, she will be working on her research project entitled "Memory, Marginal Self and Diaspora in the Russian Émigré Literature of the Third Wave."
  Silja Pitkanen is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2016-2017 academic year. She is currently a PhD student in the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. While at Berkeley, she will be working on her dissertation about representations of children in Soviet and German propaganda photographs from the 1930s.
  Nora Scholz is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the Spring 2017 semester. Dr. Scholz is an affiliate of the Institute for Slavic Philology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Her research interests focus on the ‘fantastic’ in literature, e.g. monsters, vampires, aliens. While at Berkeley, she will continue research on her project entitled “Monsters, Mages, Cripples, Saints in Russian Contemporary Literature: Nonmimetic Nonsense and/or Extended Ranges of Awareness.”
  Adela Toplean is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the Spring 2017 semester. Dr. Toplean is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest. She is also enrolled in the postdoctoral research program at the New Europe College, which has brought her to Berkeley for research. Her research interests include attitudes on death in contemporary Romania with a focus on the clash of spiritual and secular post-Commnist practices. While at Berkeley, Dr. Toplean will pursue reserach on death studies, the sociology of death and dying, and thanatology.