Current Visiting Fellows
Dr. Mahama Tawat received a PhD in comparative public policy from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2012for which he was awarded the flagship scholarship of the New Zealand Government for foreign students. Heholds other graduate degrees from Stockholm University, Malmö and Dalarna Universities in Sweden with distinction.
His current research agenda focuses on the integration policies of Sweden and Denmark and public management reforms. He is the author of "Toleration and the Celebration of Difference: Danish and Swedish Immigrants’ Cultural Policies between 1960 and 2006", International Journal of Cultural Policy, 2012. He has been involved in volunteer work on behalf of immigrants and teaching or collaborative research in New Zealand, Sweden and Colombia.
Working in the 'Culture and Diversity' cluster at ECMI, he will further investigate how the political institutions and norms that emerged after the Wars of Schleswig-Holstein between Prussia and the then Danish empire in the mid-19th century shapedthe adoption of Denmark’spolicy of cultural assimilation towards non-Nordic immigrants in the early 1970s.
Tamara Jovanovic (Sweden)
Tamara completed a BA in International Relations at the University of Malta and thereafter a Masters Programme in European Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden, where she specialized on Europeanization and minority rights in Europe. Since September 2010 she is a PHD Fellow at the Institute of Society and Globalization at Roskilde University in Denmark, where she is also teaching within the EU Studies programme. Her PHD dissertation looks at the role of Europeanization and the dynamics added by transnational human rights on present approaches to national minority groups in Europe. The key focus relates to the fusions between national and supranational politics and legislation, looking at the extent of impact generated by EU integration policies and legislation on national minority groups in EU member states. To this end, she applies the mechanisms of Europeanization and transnational forces as the main framework within which national minority groups are studied.
As such, her main research interests are located within the field of European studies, European integration, EU policy making, human rights and how these features link to national minority groups in times of Europeanization, globalization and transnationalization. At the ECMI Tamara will be working with Tove Malloy under the cluster of Citizenship and Ethics, but she will also be developing own research further.