Ana-Teodora Kurkina (Regensburg)

Ana-Teodora Kurkina, M.A.
Universität Regensburg


Ana-Teodora Kurkina: “Kossuth’s Hat: Revolutionary Biographies and the Propaganda of a ‘National Cause’ in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century” (Abstract)


Academic profile

Ana-Teodora Kurkina is a PhD student at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Regensburg. She is currently a research fellow at The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz and is working on a dissertation dealing with the development of Balkan social networks and their connection to the federative state-building projects produced by the Bulgarian revolutionary emigrants in the second half of the nineteenth century.
She has previously studied comparative history at Central European University (CEU), where she has earned her second Master’s degree and at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MA, BA). She focuses primarily on Bulgarian-Romanian relations in the nineteenth – beginning of the twentieth century, borderland disputes, social interconnections and the development of Balkan and Central European social and intellectual networking with its impact on the twentieth-century post-Ottoman and post-Habsburg nation-building agendas.
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