Visiting Scholars at ISEEES

  Joon-Hyeon Baik is a Visiting Scholar with the ISEEES during the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Baik is currently a professor in the Department of Russian Language and Literature at Sangmyung University in South Korea. His current research interests are Dostoevsky's works from 1859 to 1865. While at Berkeley, he will pursue research on Fyodor Dostoevsky and 19th century Russian literature.
  Katherina Kokinova is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during Fall 2014. Ms. Kokinova is currently a PhD candidate in Slavic Literatures at Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria. While at UC Berkeley, she will be doing research on comparative studies of self-reflection in Vladimir Nabokov's and Witold Gombrowicz's works.
  Simo Mikkonen is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Mikkonen is a Finnish Academy Research Fellow in the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His main research interests are in Soviet history after WWII. While at UC Berkeley he will conduct research on East-West cultural exchanges and transnational networks of the art world. He is also interested in the Russian emigration in China, particularly in Shanghai 1917-1949.
  Mila Oiva is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2014-2015 academic year. Ms. Oiva is currently a PhD candidate in Cultural History at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland in the Finnish Doctoral Program for Russian and East European Studies at the Aleksanteri Institute. The title of her PhD project is "Creating Action Space. Marketing Practices of Polish Ready-to-Wear Clothes in the Soviet Market, 1956-1982," for which she will conduct research while in Berkeley.
  Mehmet Gökay Özerim is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during Fall 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in European Studies from Dokuz Eylül University and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and Deputy Director of the European Union Center at Yaşar University in Turkey. While in Berkeley, he will research European migration policies.
  Ina Píšová is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2014-2015 academic year. Ms. Píšová is currently a PhD candidate in Czech literature and Theory of Literature in the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. While at UC Berkeley, she will be researching her dissertation: "Revision of the Ideology in the 'Normalization Period' of Czechoslovakia (1968-1989)."
  Pavla Sýkorová is a Visiting Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2014-2015 academic year. Ms. Sýkorová is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. While at UC Berkeley, she will be researching her dissertation: "The aspects that impact individual student reading."