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Sabine Volk

ESR 4: The politics of memory in the post-socialist city (Jagiellonian University)

Focusing on the politics of memory in the post-socialist city, Sabine Volk conducts critical research about the use and abuse of European cultural heritage and tradition in the East German city of Dresden in the context of the far-right populist movement “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West” (German: Pegida). Before joining FATIGUE, she completed two Master’s degrees in interdisciplinary European Studies, one within the Erasmus Mundus Programme “Euroculture” at the Universities of Groningen and Strasbourg and one at the College of Europe, Natolin. Furthermore, she studied at the Universities of Tübingen, Cádiz and Indianapolis. Sabine’s further research interests include migration, anti-migrant feeling and Islamophobia as well as the conceptualisation of European citizenship and identity. Sabine has previously worked for German diplomatic and cultural services such as the Goethe Institute and the Foreign Ministry and was a freelance journalist for two student magazines and Tübingen University’s radio.

Sabine s supervised by Zdzisław Mach and Krzysztof Kowalski at Jagiellonian University and Haris Dajč at the University of Belgrade.


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