Personlig profil


Katarzyna Stokłosa Lektor, ph.d. Languages: Polish (native language), German, English, Spanish, Russian, (all of them very good in speaking and writing), Danish (eksamensbevis 3/5), French (good), Dutch (second level) Educational career: 1989-1993 Grammar school in Zgorzelec (Poland) 1993-1998 Studies of Cultural Sciences (Kulturwissenschaft) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany) main subjects: History, Sociology and Foreign Languages subsidiary subject: Literature global grade: 1,2 (very good) 1998 (September) Beginning of the dissertation about “Borders and Neighbourhood in Eastern and Central Europe. A study of the Historic Development after World War II with a Case Study of the Oder-Neisse Region” at the Department of Modern Social and Economic History (Prof. Dr. Helga Schultz) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder 2002 (June) Defence of the dissertation global grade: Magna Cum Laude (very good) 2011: Defence of the habilitation thesis at the University of Potsdam (dr. phil. habil.)Grants for Education: 1996-1998 the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation’s Grant for University Studies 1995 (April-June) Grant from the European Union for study at the Linguistic University in Moskow (Tempus-Project) 1998-2001 (September) the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation’s Grant for Doctoral Studies 2008 (March-April) Fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto Professional experience: 1997-1998 (November-May) Worked on the Project Students and students’ image at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder for the Chair of Comparative Political Sociology (Prof. Dr. Anna Schwarz) at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder 1998 (February-December) Assistant at the Chair for Modern Social and Economic History at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder 1998 (July-August) Worked for ifa-Institut (Institute for Foreign Relations) in Stuttgart: interpreter and guide (English, German, Russian and Polish) for pedagogues from USA and Canada travelling through Germany, Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Estonia. Wrote a final report about the seminar 1998-2001 Prepared and carried out many seminars dealing with social and political themes (most of them about the European Union and Eastern Europe) at Frankenwarte Academy in Würzburg and for the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation 2000 (March) Prepared and carried out a one-week seminar about the German-Polish Border Region for a group of students from Bard College (New York) at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) 2000 (Summer Semester) Taught about: Trennendes und Verbindendes: Grenzen und Nationen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Uniting and Separating: Borders and Nations in the 19th and 20th centuries) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder 2001 (March-September) Realisation of the project for the Council of Europe: Twin Towns on the Border: Laboratories of European Integration 2001-2002 (September-May) Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory & Methodology (ICS) of the University of Groningen (Netherlands) 2002 (June-July) Taught about: Doppelstädte an den europäischen Grenzen als Laboratorium der Integration (Twin Towns on the Border: Laboratories of European Integration) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder 2002 (Juni-August) Worked for the company for city planning TOPOS in Berlin on the project about the divided cities Guben-Gubin in the German-Polish border region 2002 (September-December) Worked on the project conducted by the Council of Europe and the Institute for Foreign Relations in Stuttgart about Shared Cities in Europe; realisation of the case-study about Uzhgorod (in the Ukrainian-Slovak border region) 2002-2003 (November-March) Worked at the Institute for Applied Research on Family-, Childhood and Youth at the University in Potsdam 2003-2004 Director of the Program for Central and Eastern Europe in the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) 2004-2007 Hannah-Arendt-Institut for Research on Totalitarianism at the Technical University in Dresden 2010-2012 Assistant professor, Department of Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. p>

2012-2015 Associate professor, Department of Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Since November 2015: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Center for Grænseregionsforskning Awards: 2000 Viadrina-Prize 2000 for the scientific work about the Polish-German co-operation 2012 Research award from the Danish Foundation BHJ-Fonden


Europæiske grænseregioner i Øst- og Vesteuropa er i fokus i Katarzyna Stoklosas forskning. Hun har skrevet flere bøger og artikler om forholdet mellem Polen og Tyskland og om europæisk historie, bl.a. om totalitære systemer og overgange til demokrati. 

Ruslands krig imod Ukraine

Tillid til NATO i Polen


I work across inter-disciplinary fields (Political Science, History, Sociology, Cultural and Linguistic Studies), utilising methodical-methodological perspectives and combining different historical-social sciences. In addition to political history, I am particularly interested in the history of mentality, perceptions, literature, society and culture. Across all my work, I undertake a consistent Europeanised writing of history.

My main research area are border and border regions in Europe. I work in a comparative way that allow me to analyse similarities and differences between Eastern, Central-Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern European borders and border regions.

I have also specialized in the complex issue of displaced persons and refugees during and after the Second World War within the framework of the Migration Studies.

I have done extensive research about the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, including an analysis of perceptions about and interpretations of this conflict among the neighbouring states.

I am particularly interested in the topic of “Nationalism and nation-building’. By studying changes from regional into national borders from the early modern period through to the twentieth century, I have traced and analysed the emergence, collapse and later on again strengthening of nation states in Europe.

In my research project – Multiple Crises within Europe, and between Europe and Eurasia – I am also implementing the aforementioned methodological approaches. As in my earlier research, I combine an extensive analysis of relevant literature with detailed research in archives and use of surveys.


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