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PIIRS invites six exceptional, international early-career faculty members for one academic year of research, writing and collaboration on a common topic. This year's fellows include:

Miranda Jakiša

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 156

mjakisa@princeton.edu

Jakiša is a professor of South and East Slavic literatures and cultures at Humboldt University in Berlin. She received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Tübingen in Germany. Her research includes the Slavic literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries, contemporary post-dramatic theater, oral epic traditions and (post-)Yugoslav film. Recently, Jakiša has concentrated on aesthetic strategies of dissent in different arts. Her publications on the theater of intervention lay the groundwork for her research on resentment. During her time in Princeton, Jakiša will examine performative cultures of resentment in Eastern European protest art and artists’ activism in public space, on the internet and in the streets. The artistic articulations she is interested in are political and step in for institutional and systemic deficits in political participation.

Daniel Karell

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 157

dkarell@princeton.edu

Karell is an assistant professor of sociology in the Division of Social Science at New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington. His research focuses on understanding how social mechanisms at the micro level transform macro social patterns, such as intrastate conflict and labor migration streams. His work often adopts the frameworks of comparative historical sociology, network science and computational textual analysis, and his empirical research centers on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Karell’s current project, “Roots of Radicalism: Revolution, Tradition, and the Politics of Resentment” traces the co-evolution of radicalism and insurgent networks over 30 years of conflict in Afghanistan. His research has been published in journals including Social Science Research, Nations and Nationalism, and Nationality Papers.

Olga Panteleeva

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 162A

olgap@princeton.edu

Panteleeva is a a lecturer in musicology in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She received a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California-Berkeley. Her research focuses on the relationship between political power and the production of humanistic knowledge — dynamics of resistance and cooperation with the state. Her monograph, “The Making of Soviet Musicology,” dismantles the understanding of 1917 as a “zero hour” in Soviet culture by demonstrating that the early Soviet scholarship was deeply rooted in the pre-Revolutionary positivist thought, which paved the way to the Marxist theoretical framework. Her next research project will center on musicology during the Cold War and will interrogate the notion that scholarship produced in oppressive societies is irreparably compromised by its political co-optation.

Jürgen Schaflechner

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 162B

js86@princeton.edu

Schaflechner is an assistant professor of South Asian studies at Heidelberg University in Germany. He received a Ph.D. in South Asian literary studies and anthropology from Heidelberg University. His research and teaching focuses on cultural and postcolonial theory, the politics of religious and ethnic minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the role of documentary film in anthropological research. His most recent publications deal with religious stereotypes in Urdu horror fiction from Pakistan, the politics behind cases of so-called forced conversions of Hindu women to Islam in Sindh and the ritual dynamics at a Hindu temple in Baluchistan. He has also explored his research topics through the production of six independent documentary films. At Princeton, Jürgen will look at the role of feelings of “ressentiment”in populist movements initiated by “precarious communities” in South Asia.

Yunus Sözen

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 163A

msozen@princeton.edu

Sözen is an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Özyeğin University in Istanbul and received his Ph.D. in politics from New York University. His areas of specialty within the field of political science are comparative politics and democratic theory. His research focuses on the relationship between political ideas/ideologies, particularly populism and political regime dynamics. During his time as a Fung fellow, he will examine resistance and opposition to left- and right-wing populist rulers (in various South American cases, Hungary and Turkey) who acquired and kept power in competitive settings by organizing popular resentment.

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