Social and economic history of Europe and global transformations since the late 1980s. Founder of RECET. Recipient of the Wittgenstein Prize.
"Transforming Rights: Entangled Debates about Gender Equality during and after the Cold War".
Migration history, Transnational and Comparative history.
Current project: “Liberal Global Orders and Freedom of Movement.” He also guides a research project on post-Soviet immigrant communities in Germany.
"Stories Of/In Transformation. Literary Narratives of Transformation and Inequality in Post-Socialist Poland".
"Dynasty Divided: A Family History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism"
“Future transformed. Scientific Future Studies in Poland under late- and post-socialism”.
"Agents of Globalisation. Yugoslav Enterprises between Nonaligned Transnationalism and Socialism"
"Exporting the Yugoslav Revolution: Veterans, Memory and Transnational Networks of Solidarity during the Cold War".
"Transforming Memories: processes of negotiation within Jewish Communities in Berlin"
"Precarious Privileges: Polish Refugees between Poland, Austria and Canada in the Long Nineteen-Eighties".
"Comrades in Arms: A Global History of Czechoslovakia's Weapons Industry, 1954-1994".
"Cars for the East: The Informal Car Market in Poland, 1980-1990s".
„Migration Regimes and Post-Socialist Transformation. The Negotiation of German-Polish Labor Migration“
"Modernization of Sexuality and the Construction of Deviance in Soviet Lithuania (MoSeLit)"
"Strange but Familiar: The Global Microhistory of Contacts between Poland and Vietnam (1955-1989)"
Coordinator of the Migration & Mobility Reading Group
ERC Starting Grant: "The History of Feminist Political Thought and Women’s Rights Discourses in East Central Europe 1929-2001 (HERESSEE)"
"Making a New World? China and the end of the European Cold War, 1979-1991".
"Soviet Psychiatry in Domestic Politics and International Networks".
The mutual perception between Russian Germans and post-Soviet Jews in the Federal Republic of Germany
"Transformation in Eastern Germany on the Example of VEB Werk für Fernsehelektronik" (working title)
"A Historical Reassessment of Economic Reforms at the Soviet Union’s Western Fringes, 1987–1991".
"Volunteering in Local Communities between Late Socialism and Liberal Capitalism: The History of Volunteer Fire Departments in Germany and East Central Europe, 1980-2000".
"Temporarily Displaced Persons from Ukraine in the European Union: Social Adaptation and Labour Market Integration"
“Impacts of Ukrainian Refugees on the Social and Economic Life of Austria”.
"Transformations from Below: Shipyards and Labour Relations in the Uljanik (Croatia) and Gdynia (Poland) since the 1980s".
"Transforming Humanities in Independent Ukraine: A Case of Philosophy"
„Photography and Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Literatures“
"Sewing the Periphery Together: European Textile Production Subcontracting and the Transformation of Labor in the Balkans and Maghreb".
"'Nobody wins a nuclear war’: the last Cold War crisis and protest from below, 1979-1984".
"The Authoritarian Challenge of Politically Biased International Election Observation".
"Ukrainian Migrants in Poland: Discourse, Perceptions and Implications for Self-Identification"
Professor, Chair of Contemporary History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Executive Director, Vienna Institute for International Academic Studies (wiiw)
Economic Collectivism: Old and New. Lessons from the Communist and Post-Communist Experience.
"Thinking a New Order: Strategic Thinking in/for the East Central Europe (1989-2022)".
Trans-(semi)peripherality? Skilled Migration from Poland to Central Eastern Europe.
“Return of Refugees and Employment Creation in a Post-War Reconstruction: Lessons for Ukraine from Balkan Experience”.
"Dialogic class formation through cultural consumption: Towards comparative cultural history of postsocialism"
"Talking Borders, Telling History – Border Perceptions from Post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe"
"Transformation of Czechoslovak/Czech railway sector after 1989".
“Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia and the EU: the case of the first year of the war (2014-2015)”
“Formation of the culture of lobbying in Ukraine against the background of the processes of cultural and civilizational modernization of the country”.
"An urban ethnography of ugliness: Relating past and present in Czech and Slovak cities through "visual smog".
"Trucking Europe: The Triple Transformation of European Freight Companies since the 1980s".