Introducing the 2021–22 Davis Center Visitors

Peter Budrin and Anna Whittington join the Davis Center as postdoctoral fellows. Twenty-four more individuals will be affiliated as fellows and visiting scholars.

The Davis Center is pleased to welcome new postdoctoral fellows, fellows, and visiting scholars for the 2021–22 academic year. 

Postdoctoral Fellows


  • Zulfiyya Abdurahimova-Carberry, Ph.D. Candidate, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf 
  • Ingrid Burke Friedman, JURIST Legal News & Research, Features Editor
  • Juliette Faure, Ph.D. Candidate, Sciences Po Paris
  • Natia Gamkrelidze, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Linnaeus University
  • Vusal Guliyev, Ph.D. Candidate in International Politics, Shanghai International Studies University
  • Alessandro Iandolo, Lecturer in Twentieth-Century International History, University of Oxford
  • Idrit Idrizi, Postdoctoral University Assistant, University of Vienna, Institute of East European History
  • Monika Kareniauskaite, Researcher, Research Project Coordinator, Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of History; Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences
  • Svitlana Krasynska, Independent Scholar
  • Elizaveta Kuznetsova, Research Fellow, City, University of London
  • Aidai Masylkanova, Special Assistant to the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan, United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Barbara Roggeveen, Ph.D. Candidate, Oxford University; Clingendael Institute
  • Robert Sukiasyan, Visiting Scholar, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA

Visiting Scholars

  • Nadia Boyadjieva, Professor of International Law and International Relations, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Astrid Hedin, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Malmo University, Sweden
  • Francine Hirsch, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Stephen Jones, Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mount Holyoke College
  • Hatice Karahan, Professor of Economics, Istanbul Medipol University, and Senior Economic Advisor to the President of Turkey
  • Nino Kereselidze, Associate Professor, International Black Sea University; Founding Director, Global Governance Institute; Head of International and Donor Relations Division, State Audit Office of Georgia
  • Vahe Lskavyan, Associate Professor, Ohio University
  • Sławomir Łukasiewicz, Professor of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Elena Semenova, Assistant Professor, Free University of Berlin and University of Jena (Germany)
  • Thomas W. Simons, Jr., U.S. Foreign Service Officer (1963-1998); U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1990-1993) and Pakistan (1996-1998)
  • Luyang Zhou, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Zhejiang University