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Josip

GLAURDIĆ

joined the University of Luxembourg as an Associate Professor of Political Science and ERC Fellow in April 2017. Prior to joining the university, he was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna (2008), Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge (2008-2017), and a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow (2012-2016) at Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies. He earned his PhD in political science (with distinction) from Yale University in 2009, and his BA in political science and international business (summa cum laude) from Illinois Wesleyan University. His work is situated at the crossroads of comparative politics, international relations, and political economy, with a strong grounding in historical research. In addition to the European Research Council, Josip Glaurdić’s work has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the Isaac Newton Trust, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Open Society Institute, Fox International Fellowship, as well as Yale University’s Falk Fellowship and Sterling Fellowship. He is the author of The Hour of Europe: Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia (Yale University Press, 2011).

Christophe

LESSCHAEVE

joined the University of Luxemburg in October 2017 as a postdoctoral research associate. He earned his PhD in political science in 2016 at the University of Antwerp. In Antwerp he worked on the PartiRep-Project, an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) funded by the Belgian Science Policy. His research interests focus primarily on representation, issue congruence between voters and political elites, and voter behavior. His doctoral dissertation studied the inequality in opinion congruence between privileged and underprivileged voters in Belgium. His work has been published in journals such as West European Politics, Electoral Studies, and Party Politics. During his PhD, he did a three-month research stay, funded by the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), at the University of Leiden. Christophe Lesschaeve has also engaged in projects outside academia that focus on the linkage between voters and political elites. He helped develop the highly successful online voting advice applications (VAA) Stemtest and Test Électoral for the 2014 elections in Belgium. These VAAs are currently being used in high schools to help pupils familiarize with Belgian political parties and their policy positions. See his personal website here.

Michal

MOCHTAK

is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg. Prior to joining the university in October 2017, he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Yale University (2017), a Cvachovec Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (2017), and a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University (2012-2017). He earned his Ph.D. at Masaryk University in 2015 by defending the thesis on the roots of electoral violence in the Western Balkans (with honors). His research focuses on the challenges to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with emphasis on the conflict potential of elections, modern forms of authoritarian rule and deconsolidation processes. He is the author of Electoral Violence in the Western Balkans. From Voting to Fighting and Back (Routledge; 2018), and the co-author of Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe (Routledge; 2016). His papers on electoral violence and democratization have been published in a variety of international peer-reviewed political science journals (e.g. Terrorism and Political Violence, Democracy and Security, Journal of Southeast European, and Black Sea Studies, or World Political Science). See his personal website here.

Rafaëlle

DE LA TULLAYE

graduated from the University of Lyon in history in 2005, and from the military academy of Saint-Cyr in 2008. She has been serving in the French Army on both active and reserve duty, as well as working as a freelance consultant in the private security and drone industry. She is preparing a PhD thesis on defence studies about the war-affected (re)construction of Ukrainian and Croatian military forces. She is more generally interested in European defence, and is attracted to all cross-disciplinary and non-orthodox ways of studying war. She has joined the University of Luxembourg in July 2017 to provide research support to the project ELWar.

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Prospective PhD students

Prof. Glaurdić is currently accepting PhD proposals directly linked to the project ELWar – Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe.

If your thesis subject fits in its scope, learn more about the application process and the funding schemes of doctoral studies in the Institute of Political Science.

GO TO THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PAGE

Academics & journalists

The data we are collecting and analyzing at an ambitious scale will soon be released online to be further used by academics as well as by journalists.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if your research or your investigative work can benefit from our project and the expertise of our team members.

CONTACT US : ELWAR@UNI.LU