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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2010-2011

Fernand Braudel Fellows are mid-career and senior academics visiting the EUI for a period of several months.

They have no formal teaching responsibilities but may participate in seminars and can give occasional advice to doctoral researchers in their specialised fields.

Please note that the deadline for the next round of applications for SPS is September 2010 for Fellowships in academic year 2011-2012.


Amie Kreppel (University of Florida)

Amie Kreppel

Research theme: Legislatures and Political Institutions, Political Systems

Amie Kreppel is a Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam) and serves as Director of the University of Florida's Title VI funded Center for European Studies (CES) and the European Union funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Kreppel has written extensively on the political institutions of Europe in general and the European Union more specifically. Her publications include a book on the Development of the European Parliament and Supranational Party System, published by Cambridge UP (2002) as well as articles in a wide variety of journals including Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of Common Market Studies. Dr. Kreppel is a founding member of the transatlantic European Parliament Research Group (EPRG) and was a Public Policy Scholar at th Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washignton DC. In addition, she has served as international visiting faculty at the Université Louis Pasteur (ULP), Strasbourg, France, the Institute für Höhere Studien (Institute for Advanced Studies), Vienna, Austria, and the Institut d'Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Conference Group on Itlaian Politics, the European Politics and Society section of the American Political Science Association and the European Union Studies Association. She has received numerous grants to pursue research and program development related to Europe and the European Union including a MacArthur Fellowship, a grant from the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, two internal reserach grants form the University of Florida and Title Vla (UISFLP) and Title VI grants form the US Department of Education, as well as several grants from the Euroepan Union.

Period of stay: Jan - May 2011

Office: Badia Fiesolana, BF195

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 409, Int. 2409

Michael Lewis-Beck (University of Iowa City)

Research themes: Comparative Elections, Political Behaviour

Michael S. Lewis-Beck is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa.  His interests are comparative elections, forecasting,  political economy, and quantitative methodology.  Professor Lewis-Beck has authored or co-authored over 170 articles and books, including American Voter Revisited, Forecasting Elections, Economics and Elections: The Major Western Democracies, The French Voter: Before and After the 2002 Elections, and Applied Regression: An Introduction. The topics I plan to investigate:  1.  Examination of economic voting in its various theoretical aspects - valence, positional, patrimonial - as tested against data from the PIGS countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain).  2.  Forecasting and explanation of the 2012 French national elections.  3.  Comparative cross-national examination of selected industrial nations, with respect to partrimonial voting.  4.  The impact of electoral rules on democratic happiness, cross-nationally.  5.  Development of an election forecasting model for Spain.  6.  Continuing work on economic voting in Latin America.

Period of stay: Sep - Dec  2011

Office: Badia Fiesolana, BF261 

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 272, Int. 2272

Umut Ozkirimli (Istanbul Bilgi University)

UmutOzkirmliResearch themes: Theories of Nationalism, Nationalism in Turkey and Greece, Islam and Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Cosmopolitanism

UMUT ÖZKIRIMLI is Professor of Politics and the Director of Turkish-Greek Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University, Visiting Professor at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden as well as a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSEE (Research on South East Europe), The European Insitute, The London School of Economics and Political Science. He will be spending the part of the academic year 2010-2011 as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His previous publications include Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (2000), Nationalism and its Futures (edited collection, 2003), Contemporary Debates on Nationalism: A Critical Engagement (2005), all published by Palgrave Macmillan, and Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey (with Spyros A. Sofos, 2008), published by Hurst & Co. and Columbia University Press. His most recent publications are Nationalism and Turkey-EU Relations (TESEV, 2008, in Turkish), Nationalism in the Troubled Triangle: Cyprus, Greece and Turkey (edited collection with Ayhan Aktar and Niyazi K¹z¹lyürek, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and the second revised and extended edition of Theories of Nationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Period of stay: Jan - Jun 2011

Office: Badia Fiesolana, BF190

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 441, Int. 2441

Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies)

WolfgangStreeckResearch themes: Political Economy, Economic Sociology, Institutional Theory, Labor Markets, Interest Groups

Wolfgang Streeck is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. From 1988 to 1995 he was Professor of Sociology and Industrial Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Chief Editor of Socio-Economic Review. His latest publications include: Institutions in History. Bringing Capitalism Back In. In: Glenn Morgan et al., eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, Oxford University Press, 2010, 659-686; Flexible Employment, Flexible Families, and the Socialization of Reproduction. MPIfG Working Paper 09/13, Köln: Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, 2009; Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 2009.

Period of stay: Feb - Jun 2011

Office: Badia Fiesolana, BF 191

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 272, Int. 2272

Stefan Svallfors (University of Umeå)

StefanSvallforsResearch themes: Political Sociology, Social Policy, Class and Stratification

Stefan Svallfors' research field is the comparative study of attitudes and values and their links to social structure and institutions. He is involved in two major comparative attitude research programs: the International Social Survey Program and the European Social Survey. His current research mainly concerns class and age differences in attitudes towards the welfare state in Western countries. Among his latest books are found The Political Sociology of the Welfare State (Stanford UP, 2007) and The Moral Economy of Class (Stanford UP, 2006). During his stay at the EUI he will finalise the edited book Welfare Attitudes in Europe: Cleavages, Mechanisms, Formations.

Period of stay: Jan - Jun 2011

Office: Badia Fiesolana, BF 195

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 409, Int. 2409

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