Dr Jan Fellerer is University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages at Oxford University and Fellow of Wolfson College. He works on the history of the Polish, Czech and Ukrainian languages with special reference to the modern period from the late 18th century to the present day. His main fields of interest in Slavonic philology include syntax, socio-historical linguistics and textual semantics. His teaching experience includes: Polish, History of Polish, Ukrainian (and Czech), Linguistic description and analysis of modern Polish and Russian, Translation into Russian, Comparative Slavonic philology, Language and history in (East) Central Europe in the 19th century, Prague School of Linguistics. He speaks German, English, Spanish, Polish, Czech and Ukrainian.
His recent publications include the following: 'Ukrainian Galicia at the crossroads. The "Ruthenian Alphabet War" of 1834', in: Recontextualizing East-Central European History. Nation, Culture and Minority Groups, eds. Turda, M.; Pyrah, R. (Oxford, Legenda, 2010), 106-124; "Granica miedzy skladnia a slowotworstwem. Kilka uwag o stronie w jezyku polskim," LingVaria, 8.2 (2009), 23-33; 'Boehmische Länder und Polen', in: Geschichte der Buchkultur. Renaissance, ed. Noe, A. (Graz, Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 2008), 459-537; 'A New Book on Aspects of East Slavonic and Ukrainian Philology. Andrii Danylenko, Slavica et Islamica',Palaeoslavica, 15.2 (2007), 295-306.
Dr Gwendolyn Sasse is a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College and a University Reader in the Comparative Politics of Central and Eastern Europe.
Prior to her arrival in Oxford in April 2007 she had been a Lecturer (since 1999) and Senior Lecturer (from 2005) at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the LSE, and her first academic post was an Assistant Professorship at the Central European University (1998-99).
Among her research interests are post-communist transitions, comparative democratisation, ethnic conflict, minority issues, migration, EU enlargement, the European Neighbourhood Policy and Ukrainian politics.
Her recent publications include the following: The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007; Europeanization and Regionalization in the EU’s Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. The Myth of Conditionality, London: Palgrave, 2004 (co-authored with J. Hughes and C. Gordon); ‘Ukraine: The Role of Regionalism’, Journal of Democracy, 21, 3, 2010; ‘The Politics of Conditionality: The Norm of Minority Protection before and after EU Accession’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15, 6, 2008; ‘The European Neighbourhood Policy: Conditionality Revisited for the EU’s Eastern Neighbours’, Europe-Asia Studies, 60, 2, 2008.
She is the Deputy Editor of the UNDP newsletter ' Development and Transition', Region Head of Eastern Europe at Oxford Analytica and a Member of the Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute's Think Tank Fund which supports think tanks in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
Contact: +44 1865 288689
For more information see: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/profile/gwendolyn-sasse.html
Ukrainian TV-channel 1+1, in cooperation with the OUUS, filmed a news episode on the life of Margaret Thatcher in Oxford. It was broadcasted on 14 April 2013 in the news program TSN. The text and video are available online at the TSN website (Ukr).
Baroness Thatcher, one of the most prominent prime-ministers in UK history, studied chemistry at Somerville college in Oxford in 1943−1947.
We are delighted to annouce that photos from the talk by Lord Risby are available online: