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Decision made about international CERGU postdocs

The CERGU steering committee has now officially taken the decision about which applicants will take up positions as new postdocs, as part of the first round of the CERGU international postdoc programme 2013-2017, financed by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).

This autumn CERGU is pleased to welcome Angela Kölling, who holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Auckland, New Zeeland. Angela will be working on a project about national branding as articulated in European literary translation programmes, giving particular attention to the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Salon du Livre, and their Guest of Honour presentations as an opportunity to rebrand the nation. CERGU is also pleased to welcome Thomas Ruist, who holds a PhD in economics from the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Thomas will be working on a project about migration flows to Europe, and public attitudes to immigration and on the welfare state, focusing especially on the effect of macroeconomic conditions. Last but not least, in the spring CERGU will also be welcoming David Brax, who holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Lund. He will be working on a project about hate crime legislation, as a case of harmonising criminal law in Europe, aiming to clarify the philosophical/theoretical issues at stake, and how to accommodate variation between the EU member states.