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CERGU Alumni

CERGU has alumni from its doctoral programs and postdoctoral research positions.

PhD Students

Xiangxuan (Emily) Xu, 2012-2018 (including parental leave)

Title of Dissertation: The Internet of Things

School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Areas of Research: Internet of Things, service economy, sustainable development, technology diffusion, innovation, economic globalization and EU-China relations.

  


 

Anton Jansson, 2011-2016

Title of Dissertation: Revolution and Revelation: Theology in the Political Thought of Friedrich Julius Stahl, Wilhelm Weitling and Karl Theodor Welcker

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: History of Ideas, Germany, Political Ideas, 1800s, politics and religion, modernity, secularism

 


 

Live Stretmo, 2005-2014

Title of Dissertation: Governing the Child - Unaccompanied Minors in Media, Policy and Practice

Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Unaccompanied children and minors, media analysis, programs of governing, asylum policy within the EU 

 


 

Joachim Åhman, 2005-2010

Title of Dissertation: Trade Liberalisation, Health Protection, and the Burden of Proof in WTO Law

Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Public international law, EU law, WTO law, constitutional law

 



Postdoctoral Researchers

Christina Reimann, 2016-2019 (including parental leave)

National integration, social security and foreign workers: The legal practice of migrants’ insurance in Rotterdam and Antwerp in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Department of Historical Studies
University of Gothenburg

Areas of Research: 19th and 20th centuries, Law and Society approach, cultural and social history of law, port cities of Rotterdam and Antwerp

 

Sune Bechmann Pedersen, 2016-2018

Cold War Holidays: The Politics of Scandinavian Tourism to Communist Europe, 1955–1990

Department of Economy and Society
University of Gothenburg

Areas of Research: history of Scandinavian tourism to Eastern Europe during the Cold War

 


 

Andreas Hofmann, 2015-2017

Rights Consciousness, Litigation and the Mobilization of Interest Groups in Europe

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Law, politics, interest groups, political economy, the EU

 


 

Katarzyna Wojnicka, 2015-2017

Transnational European Fathers’ Rights Movement(s): Between European and National Dimensions

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Fathers' rights, social movements, comparative European politics

 


 

Guri Rosén, 2015-2017 (visiting postdoc)

From zero to hero? The European Parliament’s new role in EU external trade policy.

ARENA Centre for European Studies at University of Oslo/Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy, the European Parliament

 


 

Brian Shaev, 2015-2017

Supranationalizing Industrial and Economic Policies: Socialists in the Consultative Assembly of the European Communities, 1952-1972

Department of Economy and Society, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: modern European history, economics

 


 

Katarzyna Jezierska, 2012-2017

The anti-politics of organized civil society. NGOs, civil society and the state in post-communist Poland

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Civil Society, Central and Eastern Europe, NGOs, radical democracy

 


 

Angela Kölling, 2013-2016 

Friction & Transformation: National Branding through Literary Translation Programmes

Department of Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Translation, identity, intercultural communication, national branding

 


 

David Brax, 2014-2016

Hate Crime Legislation in Europe

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Hate crime legislation, ethics, moral psychology

 


 

Allison Rovny, 2013-2015

Trying to Fit In: Social Risks, Social Policies, and Dualization in the Contemporary Welfare State

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: The welfare state, social risks, social policy issues

 


 

Joakim Ruist, 2013-2015

Macroeconomic Conditions and Immigrant Inflows Impact on Resistance to Immigration and the Welfare State in Europe

School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: effects of immigration on the host country's economy

 


 

Anja Karlsson Franck, 2013-2015

The Migration-Corruption Nexus: Everyday Corruption in External and Internal Border Control in the European Union

School of Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Gender, economic globalization and trade, female labor force participation, rights and migration, EU-Southeast Asian relations

 


 

Jonathan Polk, 2012-2014

Using Expert Surveys to measure party positions in Europe

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: vote choice, party position measurement, representation, European Parliament elections, interpersonal trust

 


 

Christina Olsen-Lundh, 2012-2014

The national implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSDF)

Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Environmental law

 


 

Raimondas Ibenskas, 2013-2014

Electoral Implications of Party Fission and Fusion

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: comparative politics, party systems, party splits, mergers, electoral coalitions, party organisation, voting, EU lobbying 

 


 

Andrea Spehar, 2011-2013

The Politics of Managing Migration in Europe

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: migration policy development, political parties and gender equality policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe
 


 

Jan Rovny, 2011-2013

Structuring New Democracies: Eastern European Political Competition in Integrated Europe

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg                                            

Research Interests: political competition in Europe, ideological conflict lines, political party strategies, preferences and voting patterns 
 


 

Johan Järlehed, 2010-2013

Social and linguistic transformations of the nation: Linguistic landscaping in Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country in an era of increasing globalization and regionalization

Department of Languages and Literatures, The Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, social semiotics, multimodal and critical discourse analysis, language movements, language politics and language ideology, visual communication, linguistic and semiotic landscapes, nationalism, globalization, cultural commodification, branding, authenticity, locality, mobility

 


 

Jon Wittrock, 2009-2011

Vän eller fiende? Europa som politiskt projekt och avgränsningens problem hos Carl Schmitt och Hannah Arendt

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: intersections between religion and politics, secularity, implications of analogies, influences between theological and ideological, secular political narratives, practices and institutions, relevance of eschatological, apocalyptic, ethical, and ritual elements, concepts of the sacred
 


 

Lena Lindberg, 2008-2010

Global Europe – the EU’s external trade relations, with special focus on Asia

Economic Geography, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: Free trade agreements, economic integration, ASEAN, EU-ASEAN trade relation, Asian regionalisation, multilateralisation of regional trade agreements, TPP

 


 

Linda Berg, 2008-2010

Territorial identity and the European welfare states

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: the European integration process from a multi-level perspective, especially identification, political trust, welfare, migration, EU, and political cleavages

 


 

Ann-Kristin Jonasson, 2005-2007

The EU’s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbours. Orientation, ownership and dialogue in Jordan and Turkey

School of Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: EU’s democracy promotion in the Mediterranean, and democratic processes in primarily Turkey and Jordan

 


 

Mikael Baaz, 2005-2007

Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Research Interests: EU law