Afternoon Session III: Populism in the government

Tuesday, 13:15 - 15:00, Room 8 (2nd floor)

Chair: Věra Stojarová (Masaryk University, Brno)

Emilia Zankina (American University Bulgaria) and Luigi Ceccarini (Carlo Bo University, Urbino)
Emilia Zankina is an Associate Professor in Political Science and Provost of the American University in Bulgaria. She holds a Ph.D. in International Affairs and a Certificate in Advanced East European Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines democratisation and elite transformation in Eastern Europe, populism, civil service reform, and gender political representation. She has published in reputable journals and presses such as West European Politics, Politics and Gender, East European Politics, Problems of Post-communism, Representation, ECPR Press, Indiana Press and more. In the past, Zankina has served as Associate Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as East European Politics and Societies’ Managing Editor, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Studies Association Newlsetter. She has received a number of U.S. grants from IREX, ACLS, American Councils, Wilson Center, and more.

Luigi Ceccarini, Associate Professor, is a researcher for the Laboratory of Political and Social Studies (LaPolis) at the University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy, where he teaches on society and politics. He is a co-editor of Comunicazione Politica and authored La cittadinanza online (2015) and Tra politica e società (with I. Diamanti, 2018), as well as The Italian General Election of 2018. Italy in Uncharted Territory (with J.Newell, 2019).

David Wineroither (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
David M. Wineroither obtained his PhD from the University of Innsbruck where he was Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics. He is a former Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently he works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Sciences in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Senior Research Advisor at National University for Public Service, Budapest. Specialized in party competition and political leadership, his latest journal article on patterns of accountability in Western and Eastern Europe appeared in East European Politics and Societies. Among his books is „Die österreichische Demokratie im Vergleich“, co-edited with Ludger Helms (second edition with Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2017).

Haris Dajč (University of Belgrade)
Haris Dajč (1983), is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, and Director of its Centre for Cooperation with University College London and the EU. He is involved in the FATIGUE Horizon 2020 European Commission project (2018-2021) as scholar in charge for the University of Belgrade and in the POPREBEL Horizon 2020 European Commission project (2019-2021) as scholar in charge for the Faculty of Philosophy. He has been working at the Department of History there since 2010. He has been a member of Belgrade’s council on the memorial to the “Staro Sajmište” concentration camp since 2014. In March 2018 he was appointed by the Government of the Republic of Serbia to be its representative and Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the Jewish Restitution Law.

Dimitar Nikolovski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Dimitar Nikolovski is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he researches the relations between populist parties and civil society in Southeast Europe. He has a background in Political Science and has studied at the Law Faculty in Skopje (BA), the Central European University in Budapest (MA), and the Universities of Sarajevo/Bologna (MA).  Dimitar has worked for several think-tanks in Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia, and is currently a Permanent Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Koszeg, Hungary.