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Xymena Kurowska becomes co-editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD)

January 18, 2021

In January 2021, Xymena Kurowska from the International Relations department and Saskia Stachowitsch, Professor of international politics at Vienna University, take over the editorship of Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) which is the flagship journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA).

Xymena Kurowska discusses her interdisciplinary research, international political sociology, and interpetive approaches and methods in a new interview for E-IR

September 27, 2020

Xymena Kurowska is Associate Professor of International Relations at Central European University in Vienna and Budapest. She received her doctorate in political and social sciences from European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She works within international political sociology, with particular focus on security theory, psychosocial and anthropological approaches in the study of politics, relational and interpretive methodologies, and the ethics of academic practice.

Professor Piroska on emergency economic policy-making in Central Europe

August 27, 2020

Mitigating the COVID-19 effect
Emergency economic policy-making in Central Europe

This paper analyses the economic policy-making in the first phase of the epidemic in five Central Europe countries, Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, whose economic structure is characterized by strong export orientation. The focus is on the participatory character of the governments' COVID-19 packages, on their design, and targets.

Post-university project

July 21, 2020

In their current, much-criticised shape, university departments that provide education in social sciences are often presented as demented and inertia-driven institutions that hopelessly lag behind the galloping real world with its rapidly transforming social relations heavily shaped by the emergence of new technologies.

Xymena Kurowska co-authored a chapter on fieldwork in International Relations

April 19, 2020

Xymena Kurowska co-authored a chapter on fieldwork in International Relations in an open-access volume Fieldwork as Failure. Living and knowing in the field of International Relations, co-edited by our former MA student, dr Katarina Kusic. The volume also features contributions by two of our current doctoral students: Johannes Gunesch and Ewa Maczynska. You can download it here