Cody James Inglis

United States of America
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Cody James Inglis is a doctoral candidate in the Doctoral School of History at Central European University (2019– ), as well as Junior Researcher on the European Research Council Consolidator Grant "Negotiating post-imperial transitions" (2018–2022).

Inglis works primarily on the history of political thought in Central and Southeastern Europe in the modern period, particularly the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His doctoral dissertation focuses on political languages of republicanism and political imaginaries of "the republic" as conceived in the context of post-imperial transition in Central and Southeastern Europe at the end of the First World War. On the one hand, the dissertation is an attempt to write a comparative history of political thought. On the other, the project aims to geographically expand the longue durée canon of republican political thought in Europe to include developments in East Central Europe.


Cody James Inglis completed two concurrent undergraduate degrees—in Political Science and Philosophy—at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona (2013–2015). While there, he was a student at the Barrett Honors College, an editor of Normal Noise, a student literary journal (2014–2015), undergraduate researcher at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (2015), Junior Fellow at the School of Politics and Global Studies (2015), and finally Dean's Medalist for the School of Politics and Global Studies upon his graduation in December 2015.

Between August 2016 and June 2018, Inglis completed his MA in Comparative History at Central European University. His MA thesis focused on developments in the early philosophical and political thought of György Lukács as a function of his exposure to the sociological work of Max Weber, the mysticism of Ernst Bloch and Karl Jaspers, and the Neo-Kantian philosophical advances made by Heinrich Rickert and Emil Lask. In connection with this project, Inglis was a researcher, screenwriter, and interviewer for "Georg" (115', 2019, dir. Sotiris Bekas), a documentary about the contemporary relevance of Lukács's work and politics in Hungary and abroad.

In August 2018, Inglis accepted a Junior Researcher position on the ERC Consolidator Grant "Negotiating post-imperial transitions," where he collaborates with a team of eight other researchers in Budapest, Florence, Ljubljana, Rijeka, Strasbourg, and Vienna. The project aims to provide a new synthetic narrative of post-imperial transition by comparing subnational transitions out of the Habsburg imperial framework at the municipal, district, county, and former crownland spatial-administrative levels across nine different cases: the Banat, eastern Bohemia, the outskirts of Budapest, eastern Galicia, Maramureș County, southern Moravia, Prekmurje, northern Tyrol, and the Volosko-Opatija-Rijeka littoral.

Since autumn 2016, Inglis has also been employed as a proofreader and copy editor for Central European University Press, and has additionally undertaken independent contract work for single-author manuscripts, edited volume chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, academic theses, working papers, and blog posts.


MA, Comparative History, Central European University, 2018
BA, Philosophy, Arizona State University, 2015
BA, Political Science, Arizona State University, 2015