Félix Krawatzek is a political scientist and, since September 2018, a senior researcher at ZOiS, where he coordinates the research cluster Youth and Generational Change. He is also an Associate Member of Nuffield College (University of Oxford). His research focuses on the comparative analysis of politics in Eastern and Western Europe. Félix Krawatzek is particularly interested in the role of youth in politics, the significance of historical representation in political processes, and questions related to migration and transnationalism. Before joining ZOiS, Félix Krawatzek held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He finished his doctorate at the University of Oxford and was a visiting fellow at Sciences Po Paris (Centre d’études et de recherches internationales) and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Since September 2022, he heads the ERC-funded project Moving Russia(ns): Intergenerational Transmission of Memories Abroad and at Home (MoveMeRU).
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Head of research cluster
- Youth as Political Actor and Social Imaginary
- Attitudes, Political Engagement, and Transnational Linkages of Young People in Eastern Europe
- History for Young People: Historical Narratives and Perceptions
- Defining the Nation: Young Poles and their Sense of Identity
- Responding to a Changing Environment: Young Russians and Adaptation to the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Languages of Conflict: Ideas of Europe in European Memory
- Belarus at the Crossroads? Public Attitudes after the 2020 Election
Externally funded projects
- Moving Russia(ns): Intergenerational Transmission of Memories Abroad and at Home (MoveMeRU)
Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Europe: The Consequences of the Reconfiguration of Political, Economic, and Social Spaces since the End of the Cold War (KonKoop)
- The Proliferation of Memory Laws and the Return of the Nation
- When Every Act is War: Post-Crimea Conflict Dynamics and Russian Foreign Policy (WARU)
- Social and youth movements
- Collective memory
- Migration and transnationalism
- Text analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
- Comparative methods
For more information, visit Félix Krawatzek's private website.