Selected Alumni Profiles

Adrian Grama

June 21, 2020

Adrian Grama (PhD 2017) is Principal Investigator of the DFG funded project “Dominant Fictions” at the Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung in Regensburg, Germany. His first book was a social history of metalworkers and miners in postwar Romania.

Caroline Mezger

Caroline Mezger is a historian at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich. She holds degrees in history from Yale University (BA, 2010) and Central European University (MA, 2012), as well as a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence (2016). Her research focuses on the twentieth-century history of Central and Southeastern Europe, World War II and the Holocaust, borderland minorities, migration, communication, and the history of childhood and youth.

Gábor Kármán

Gábor Kármán finished his MA in 2003 and a PhD in Comparative History at CEU in 2010. After having spent six years at the Research Center for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) in Leipzig, he returned to Hungary and has been a research fellow at the Research Center for the Humanities (until recently of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Institute of History since 2013.

Marijana Kardum

Marijana Kardum, is a Teaching/Research Assistant at the University of Zagreb (Faculty of Teacher Education) and a researcher of the international research project Modern Women Thinkers ( and

Anastasia Felcher

Anastasia Felcher is an archivist responsible for the Slavic Collection at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives of the CEU. She completed her MA at the CEU (2010) and her PhD at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (2016). She is currently working on her first book, tentatively titled Jewish Cultural Heritage post-1989. Debates on Memory and Preservation in Eastern Europe.