Visiting Scholars at ISEEES

  Tadashi Anno is a Visiting Scholar with the ISEEES from September 2013 to March 2014. Dr. Anno is a former BPS-affiliated student, who obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Sophia University in Tokyo. His main research interest is in nationalism and its role in states’ domestic and foreign policies, particularly in the context of Northeast Asia. While at Berkeley, he will be working on a book manuscript on great-power nationalism and foreign policy in Russia and Japan in the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
  Harry Bastermajian is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2013-2014 academic year. Mr. Bastermajian is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Islamic History and Civilization at the University of Chicago. While at UC Berkeley, he will be doing research for his dissertation, Armenian Identity Formation in the late Ottoman Empire: 1908-1909.
  Ben Dhooge is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the 2013-2014 academic year. Dr. Dhooge is a postdoctoral researcher (Research Foundation – Flanders) at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. His main research interests are Andrei Platonov, Russian literary Avant-Garde, and Russian émigré culture. While at UC Berkeley, he will be doing research on the reception of linguistic experiments in literature in inter-war Russian émigré literary criticism.
  Manuela Gretkowska is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the 2013-2014 academic year. Ms. Gretkowska is an accomplished writer and public intellectual, holding an M.A. in Anthropology from L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. She is the founder of the Polish Women’s Party. She has written numerous books and screenplays. While at UC Berkeley, Ms. Gretkowska will gather research for a book on life in Berkeley during the time of the late Polish Nobel Laureate poet Czesław Miłosz, who was a professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley.
  Mie Nakachi is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the 2012-2013 academic year. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and was until recently Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian History and Gender Studies at Hokkaido University, Japan. While in Berkeley, she will research gender issues in the Soviet Union following World War II.
  Lyudmila Pak is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the Spring 2014 semester. Ms. Pak is currently a junior scholar at the Institute of History at the National Academy of Sciences in Uzbekistan. While at UC Berkeley, she will be researching her current project: "Transformation of Wedding Ceremonialism of Koreans in Uzbekistan."