Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Victoria de Grazia and Katerina Karakassi new visiting scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz

15. May 2017

Bischofsvilla

Victoria de Grazia

Victoria de Grazia

Katerina Karakassi

Katerina Karakassi

Prof. Victoria de Grazia

The historian from Columbia University New York is conducting research on “Global history of fascist networks 1920s to 1950s” during her research stay (May–June 2017).

Together with Prof. Sven Reichardt (Konstanz) she will host an international conference on “The Axis Alliance in Global Perspective” (7–10 June 2017).

Her research interests lie in contemporary history, with longstanding commitments to studying western Europe and Italy from a gendered perspective and to developing a global perspective on commercial revolutions. Her publications include: Irresistible Empire: America's Advance Through Twentieth Century Europe (2005); The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective (ed., 1996); How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945 (1992); The Culture of Consent: Mass Organization of Leisure in Fascist Italy (1981). She is currently writing a book about intimacy and power in Fascist Italy.

Dr. Katerina Karakassi

Karakassi has been a Humboldt scholar at University of Konstanz (2010 to 2012, host: Prof. Dr. Koschorke). She has been conducting research within the Greek research group Thalis „Chrysallis“ (2012 to 2015) and within the DAAD project „Narrative der Krise“ (2015 to 2016).
Her main research interest lies in comparatistics, literary theory, and German literature of Enlightement and the Modern era. In Konstanz she will be writing about “Kafkas Kollektive im Kontext der Moderne.”

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