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Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-683  (ext: 2683)
Office: BF 236

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Federico Romero
Thematic Group: Europe in the World


Corina Mavrodin completed her PhD in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  She has a background in International Studies (BA) and International Relations and African Studies (MA).  Prior to entering academia, she worked for government, NGOs and international organizations.

Corina’s doctoral dissertation, ‘A Maverick in the Making: Romania’s de-Satellization Process and the Global Cold War (1953-1963)’, explores the ability of junior players to exert autonomy and influence within a bipolar international environment, dominated by the superpower dynamic. Her multi-archival research therefore explores the intersections between diplomatic, economic, regional and cultural history with elements of IR theory and history.

As a Max Weber Fellow, Corina will transform her dissertation into a book by further expanding her doctoral research.  In addition, she is also developing a second project on the relationship between the Eastern Bloc and the Third World.

Corina has taught courses in international history (at LSE, London) and in international relations (at LSE & Peking University, Beijing).

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