Hanna Vasilevich (Belarus)
Project Research Associate
Hanna Vasilevich is a research associate for the project on Belarus, she will also contribute to the cluster Politics and Civil Society.
She is completing 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 (MUP in Prague), Communism and Religion (Charles University), and provided regular quest lectures on Belarusian nationalism (NYU in Prague).
Hanna 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 (currently under consideration by the Czech Government)
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
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