Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of ten books of contemporary history and political writing, including most recently Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World and a third edition of The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, & Prague. In 2017, he was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize for services to European unity.
Iyone Agboraw is a doctoral candidate in Area Studies (Africa) and a Dahrendorf Scholar at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She is also the graduate convenor of the TOCH Race & Resistance research network. Her research foregrounds the emotional health response to uncertainty. She holds an MSc in Comparative and International Education (2018) and an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford (2017).
Marilena Anastasopoulou is a Research Associate for South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), an Onassis Foundation Scholar and a DPhil student in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. She holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens. Her research focuses on issues of political discourse, migration policy implementation, forced displacement, diaspora philanthropy and memory.
Laura Ballerini holds a BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is currently reading for the MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, where she is a Dahrendorf Scholar at St Antony’s College. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship models for the delivery of public health products and services in resource-constrained areas in Kenya.
Sonia Cuesta Maniar
Sonia Cuesta Maniar is a doctoral student in Modern History at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses on the relationship between Francoist repressive practices and accelerating socio political change in 1960s and 1970s Spain, particularly studying prisons for social and sexual dissidents to the regime. Her research has made her very interested in social policy and human rights law in Spain and beyond.
Olivier de France
Olivier de France is interested in the history of European political thought, and the implications it holds for the Old Continent’s current political and strategic shifts. Educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France, he was Fontenay Saint Cloud Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford and Corpus Christi Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He is presently a DPhil student at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
Jan Farfal is a doctoral candidate in Area Studies (Russia and Eastern Europe) at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. His project examines the ways in which émigré journals addressed their home societies behind the Iron Curtain. His broader interests include intellectual history related to the ‘Iron Curtain’ and the contemporary identity disputes experienced in the former Eastern Bloc.
Kristijan Fidanovski is a DPhil Researcher and Barnett Scholar of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. He is working on pro-natalist policies and discourses in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Originally from North Macedonia, Kristijan has also published on EU enlargement and identity politics.
Victoria Honsel completed her MPhil in European Politics at Oxford University after having studied for her BA in European Studies in Maastricht. She has returned to her home country Germany to conduct her PhD research in Management Studies. As a local politician, she remains actively engaged in European politics.
Selma Kropp is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. In her thesis she explores norm diffusion mechanisms in the global child rights regime, focusing on the role of regional organisations. Before joining the EUI, she worked as Research Manager for the Dahrendorf Programme.
Ellen Leafstedt is an MPhil candidate in Russian and East European Studies at St Antony’s College. As a 2020 Dahrendorf Scholar, her Dahrendorf essay examined Russian elite discourses on Russia’s European civilisational identity. Her master’s thesis research focuses on mobilisation for democracy in post-communist countries.
Josef Lolacher is an MPhil student in European Politics and Society at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, Josef Lolacher studied political science and psychology at LMU Munich and worked at the Chair of International Relations at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science in Munich. He is particularly interested in the effects of populism on liberal democracy and the state of democracy in the European Union.
Marianna Lovato is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. Her research focuses on EU foreign policy. Marianna became a member of the Europe’s Stories team during her studies at the University of Oxford, where she obtained an MPhil in European Politics and Society.
Eilidh Macfarlane is a DPhil student in Sociology at Trinity College, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on voting behaviour, public opinion and identities in Britain.
Ana Martins read for the MPhil in Politics: Politicial Theory at the University of Oxford (2018-2020). As a Europaeum Scholar (2018-2019), she was part of a research project on perceptions of democratic participation and belonging in the EU. Ana is currently a Project Manager at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), where she previously studied Law and Political Science.
Luisa Melloh is the Research Manager for the Dahrendorf Programme. She previously worked for the Sector Project on Migration at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). She holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, where her master’s research focused on church asylum in Germany.
Maeve Moynihan is a former Dahrendorf Scholar interested in migration. She holds an MSc in Migration Studies from St Antony’s College, Oxford and will join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as a Chancellor’s Scholar this fall.
Guillaume Paugam is a DPhil candidate in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. His thesis focuses on the employment patterns of couples in Europe and how social and employment policies can affect the formation of jobless couples.
Adriana Riganova studied Politics and East European Studies at UCL and subsequently worked in London for three years. She is presently studying for the MSc in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are predominantly about the Visegrad countries, and topics of interest include democratisation and backsliding, minority rights and ethnic integration, and corruption.
David Saveliev graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in International Relations and Film Production. He is an MPhil student in Russian and East European studies and a Dahrendorf Scholar. His dissertation is on modern revolutionary movements. He occasionally works as a journalist covering protests and international affairs.
Lilly Schreiter is currently finishing an MPhil in Modern European History at Oxford University. In September 2021, she will embark on a PhD in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
Dan Snow is studying for a DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford. Dan uses quantitative methods to try and explain changing patterns of voting behaviour and attitudes in the British electorate over time. He also has a keen research interest in polling methodology.
Lucas Tse is a DPhil candidate in Economic and Social History at All Souls College, Oxford. His work is in international and economic history, and his thesis examines the transnational networks that connected republican China with global organisations.
Sophie Vériter is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University. Her research focuses on European foreign policy making with a specific interest in hybrid interference, strategic communication and disinformation. She holds an MPhil in European Politics and Society from the University of Oxford.
Achille Versaevel joined the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom in 2019, when he was reading for an MSc in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. He previously worked for a committee of the International Organisation for Migration, Frontex and is currently a staff member for the Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the UK House of Lords.
Reja Wyss is an MPhil student in Russian and East European Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She was a 2020 Dahrendorf Scholar. Her research focuses on the relationship between science, technology and politics, ranging from the situation of Polish academia under a populist government to European climate politics.
Antonia Zimmermann is a trainee at Politico Europe and at Axel Springer’s Journalism School. She became a member of the Europe’s Stories team during her time at Oxford, where she obtained an MPhil in European Politics and Society. Her work focuses on issues related to European migration, citizenship policies and climate change.