Editorial Board




 photoAdela Gjorgjioska is a PhD candidate in Critical Social Psychology, at Sapienza University. She is a member of the Social Center Dunja in Skopje, as well as the leftist movement Solidarnost.




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James Robertson is originally from Tamworth, Australia. He is Assistant Professor of Politics and History at Woodbury University, California. His research concerns the intellectual and cultural history of Eastern Europe and the Balkans.



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Konstantin Kilibarda is a PhD candidate in Political Science at York University. His dissertation addresses neoliberal restructuring in Montenegro and its impact on working lives and notions of citizenship in the newly independent state. His work also explores the links between postsocialist and postcolonial spaces. You can also follow him at @kolekili



ScreenHunter_39 Nov. 25 15.41Mariya Ivancheva is a Bulgarian anthropologist and sociologist, based in Dublin. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest, on the topic of the higher education reform in Bolivarian Venezuela. Mariya’s interests focus on the legacy and present of socialism, the role of intellectuals in radical movements, the articulation of Left-wing critique against Left regimes, as well as the implementation of radical and utopian projects of social change. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at University College Dublin and a member of Attac Ireland. You can follow her at @mivanche.


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Mary Taylor is Assistant Director at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, City University of New York. Mary received her PhD in anthropology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on sites, technologies and politics of civic cultivation, social movement, and cultural management; the relationship of ethics and aesthetics to nationalism, cultural differentiation, and people’s movements in socialist and post-socialist East-Central Europe and the United States. She specializes in studying, theorizing, and organizing radical and alternative pedagogical activities under different conditions of urbanization. 


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Rossen Djagalov is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the New York University. Formerly an organizer for Yale’s graduate student union (GESO), he works on representations of labor and international leftist culture in general.



ScreenHunter_38 Nov. 25 15.40Vladimir Unkovski-Korica is a member of Marks21 in Serbia. He is a historian and researcher who is currently Lecturer in Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow. His upcoming book entitled “The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito’s Yugoslavia: From World War II to Non-Alignment” will be released soon.







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Agnes Gagyi is a social movements researcher focusing on Eastern European politics and social movements in long-term global historical perspective. She is member of the Working Group for Public Sociology “Helyzet”.




Alona Liasheva is a Phd candidate in Urban Studies (URBEUR) at University of Milan-Bicocca focusing on housing in Eastern Europe. She is a co-editor of Commons: Journal for Social Criticism.



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Andreja Živković is a sociologist and member of Marx21 in Serbia. He is the author and editor of ‘The Balkan Socialist Tradition’ (special issue, Revolutionary History Journal, 2003) and Revolution in the Making of the Modern World (Routledge 2007); and is contributing a chapter on the political economy of the debt economy in ex- and post-Yugoslavia to Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics after Yugoslavia, Verso, 2015.



Ilya Budraitskis is Moscow-based historian and political writer. He is current member of editorial board of Openleft.ru and Moscow Art Magazine.



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Márton Czirfusz is an economic geographer based in Budapest. He is a member of the Public Sociology Working Group “Helyzet” and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.



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Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist studying social protests in Ukraine. He is the Deputy Director of the the Center for Social and Labor Research (Kiev), an editor of Commons: Journal for Social Criticism, and a lecturer at the Department of Sociology in the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

2 Responses to Editorial Board

  1. Georgiana A. Murariu says:

    Do you take submissions? If so, who may I email? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, wasn’t sure.

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