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Tetiana Zemliakova

Max Weber Fellow

Department of History

Max Weber Fellow

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

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[+39] 055 4685 665


Badia Fiesolana, BF414


Tetiana Zemliakova is an intellectual historian of modern disciplinary knowledge. In her work, Tetiana investigates the intersection between the institutional development of modern research universities and the rise of academic disciplines in Germany and the US.

Tetiana obtained her PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in 2022. Her thesis explores a formative period in the history of American political science from the mid-1850s to 1903 and reconstructs how the nineteenth-century collegiate political learning, or moral philosophy, became the twentieth-century university political discipline, or political science.

In 2018–2019, Tetiana worked on German-American cultural transfer studies as a Research Fellow at Harvard University. In 2017–2018, she investigated the comparative institutional development of university systems as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Institutional Analysis of Science and Education (EUSP). She also holds her BA and MA in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the European University at St. Petersburg.

During her time as a Max Weber Fellow, Tetiana will be rewriting her doctoral thesis into a book. She is also developing a postdoctoral research project on what she preliminary called ‘the institutional logics of modernity’ — the comparative study of parliamentary politics and university knowledge as two emanations that emerged after traditional institutions adapted to process the participation of novel actors.

Tetiana worked as a teaching assistant for graduate courses in comparative politics, history of political ideologies, and sociology of knowledge.

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