Dr. Hanna Vasilevich (Belarus)
Project Research Associate
Dr. Hanna Vasilevich is a research associate for the project on Belarus, she also contributes to the cluster Politics and Civil Society.
She completed her PhD in International Relations and European Studies at the Metropolitan University/International Relations Institute in Prague, on the role of identity in state creation with a case study on Belarus. Starting from 2009 she was a tutor in several courses including Nations and Nationalism (Metropolitan University in Prague), Communism and Religion (Charles University), and provided regular quest lectures on Belarusian nationalism (New York University in Prague).
Hanna also holds M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Anglo-American University in Prague and Master of European Studies from Master Programme in European Integration and Regionalism offered by the University of Graz and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. During the latter, Hanna undertook a research on Principle of non-discrimination and application of collective minority rights: case of Belarusians in Poland and Lithuania.
Hanna also actively participated in the social and cultural life of the Belarusian Diaspora in Prague, assisting in issuing Belarusian Review (English-language quarterly covering Belarusian problematic) and Kryvija (periodical of the Belarusian Diaspora in the Czech Republic). She also initiated the process to recognize Belarusians as a national minority in the Czech Republic (as a result of the Czech government decision of 3 July 2013, the Government Council for National Minorities was expanded to the representatives of Belarusian [and Vietnamese] minorities).
Her research interests cover national identities, ideologies, and state-building, as well as interethnic relations and national minorities in the CEE region in historical and contemporary perspectives
Currently, Hanna is managing ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme (www.ecmi-epp.org). She is the key contact in all project-related matters, responsible for implementation of project activities.
Email | Phone: +49 (0)4 61 14 14 9-23 | Fax: +49 (0)4 61 14 14 9-69