Congratulations to Victoria Fomina for receiving CEU’s Annual Best Dissertation Award.
These awards, given annually, are intended to recognize important scholarly contributions by graduate students. Dissertations from any discipline that are based on significant original research, raise thought-provoking questions in the field, and open up new perspectives are recognized through this award. The Doctoral Committee especially wants to reward imaginative research that takes an innovative approach in terms of the sources, the methodology and/or the research questions. Nominations of works that take a broadly understood comparative perspective and use an interdisciplinary approach are especially encouraged as well as those contributing to the understanding and practice of social justice.
Victoria Fomina's PhD defense took place in 2019 and her dissertation title was: Dead Heroes and Living Saints: Orthodoxy, Nationalism, and Militarism in Contemporary Russia and Cyprus.
Supervisors: Vlad Naumescu and Dorit Geva
Congratulations on behalf of the Department!