Dr. Sergiusz Bober

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Since September 2017 Sergiusz is a Senior Researcher at ECMI and leads Politics & Civil Society cluster. He earned his doctorate in political science at the Jagiellonian University in 2010 with a thesis on the intellectual sources of the Argentine federal system. He also holds an M.A. in Law from the same University (2003) and studied Latin American Cultural Studies there.

Within the field of minority studies, he is particularly interested in political parties/civic movements of national and ethnic minorities (in their organizational and ideological dimensions), minority language media, discourses produced by/on minority communities, minorities striving for recognition, and minorities’ engagement in cross-border cooperation.

Before joining ECMI, Sergiusz was employed as an academic teacher and researcher at the Jagiellonian University (Faculty of Law and Administration, 2010-2011) and at the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow (The Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences, 2011-2016). Additionally, he was a visiting researcher at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin (2007), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (both in 2013). During his time at these institutions, he was working on topics from such thematic areas as comparative and Argentine federalism, human rights, Scottish nationalism, social justice and sovereignty.

In his work, he has been using mostly sources in Danish, English, German, Polish (his native language), Portuguese and Spanish.

Selected publications

Bober, S. (2021). The nexus between sovereignty, globalization and minority rights. How are these concepts interconnected in the context of territorial conflicts of sovereignty? Sovereignty conflicts. The European debate [Special issue]. IDEES Online Magazine, No. 1001. revistaidees.cat/en/the-nexus-between-sovereignty-globalization-and-minority-rights/

Bober, S. & Berdiqulov, A. (2020). Recognition, non-recognition, and misrecognition of minority communities. What lessons can be drawn from a comparison between European and Central Asian approaches? Research Paper No. 124. European Centre for Minority Issues. 

Bober, S. & Willis, C. (2020, November 26). How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected Minority Language Media (MLM)? The findings from a series of expert interviews. ECMI Infochannel

Bober, S. & Uralova, N. (2020, September 15). A silent response from Central Asia about human- and minority rights violations in Xinjiang. ECMI Minorities Blog

Bober, S. & Berdiqulov, A. (Eds.). (2020). Ethnic issues in Central Asia [Special issue]. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 19(1)

Bober, S. (2020). Introduction: ethnic issues in Central Asia. Ethnic issues in Central Asia [Special issue]. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 19(1), 1-5. 

Bober, S. (2020, April 9). The Spanish Roma community in the time of coronavirus. A narrative perspective. ECMI Minorities Blog

Bober, S. (2019). Does regional development matter in minority politics? Regional development in the recent electoral activity of three national minorities. Research Paper No. 116. European Centre for Minority Issues.

Bober, S. (2018). National minorities vis-à-vis political developments in their kin states. The case of Flensborg Avis newspaper. Research Paper No. 114. European Centre for Minority Issues.

Bober, S., Berdiqulov, A. & Willis, C. (2018). The region of Central Asia: Introduction. Report on the ECMI Expert Workshop on Central Asia. ECMI Report No. 70. European Centre for Minority Issues. 

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