Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Transregional Dialogues: Fellowship Program

New Collaborative Fellowship Program for Junior Ukrainian Scholars

Transregional Dialogues: Rethinking the Past – Re-imagining the Future is a new future-oriented fellowship program for doctoral students from Ukraine whose work, disrupted by war, needs support. The aim of the Program, which will take place in the Fall of 2022, is to create conditions that would allow participating fellows to continue working on their projects, which will be of particular importance as soon as the war ends. 

Transregional Dialogues is designed as a set of semester-long collaborative online activities between Ukrainian scholars – whether in Ukraine or temporally displaced by the war – and their international peers from the New School for Social Research who are working on similar sets of issues. The program aims to create a vibrant collaborative environment arranged through working groups, work-in-progress seminars, guest lectures, faculty advising, and participation in wider New School activities such as the Memory Studies Group, the Democracy Seminar, and others. 

Fellows will represent the social sciences and humanities broadly understood, and commit themselves to a semester-long program of exploration and cross-examination of one of these four broad themes: The Condition of Postcoloniality; the Politics of Belonging; Democracy and its Variants; and Citizenship: the Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion.

Although this is a four-month program, it is designed to create a durable community of young scholars from different parts of the world with connections and interactions that will last well beyond December 2022.

We would like to thank the Hromada group at NSSR for helping us to shape Transregional Dialogues, as well as the New School for Social Research for providing the logistical resources for this hybrid program. The program is supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. 


The New School for Social Research
6 East 16th St., Rm 921, NY, NY 10003
212-229-5100 ext. 3136

Elzbieta Matynia, Director
212-229-5580 ext. 3137

Lala Pop, Program Manager,
PhD Student, Politics
212-229-5100 ext. 3136

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