Maria Falina
Project Positionparticipant
Current PositionPh D Student
Birth Date1982-08-01
User GroupParticipants
MA  Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia  History  1999-2004
MA  CEU  Central European History  2004-2005
PhD Candidate  CEU  Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and E  2005-till now

Professional Experiense:
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Nationalization of Religion / Sacralization of Nation in the Interwar Period in SEE
Documentary Films Screening
2008 Religion, Politics and Nationalism
Summer 2012. Religion in Modern Eastern Europe. A Comparative Approach

Personal Courses:

Research Interests and Projects:

-       Modern and Contemporary European History

-       East and South East European Studies

-       Nationalism

-       Religious Studies

-       Intellectual History


Ph.D. Dissertation “Orthodoxy(ism) and Serbian Nationalism in the Interwar Period


SCOPES project ‘Cross-Cultural Research in Nationalism’ (Seminar für Zeitgeschichte, Department of Contemporary History, Religious Science and Social Anthropology of the University of Fribourg and the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia)


Member of the working group ‘Searching for Closure: Dynamics of communism’s criminalization in Europe in Research Network 1989

Selected Publication:
  • “Church and Society in Serbia in 1860s-1870s” (2003), in Works of Student Conference ‘Lomonosov – 2002’. Collected Theses
  •  Annotated bibliography of recent studies on religion and nationalism in (former) Yugoslavia  
  •  “Between Clerical Fascism and Political Orthodoxism: Orthodoxy and Serbian Nationalism in the Interwar Time” in a special issue of Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions, (forthcoming in 2007)