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Félix Krawatzek

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: January 20, 2017 - June 20, 2017


Félix Krawatzek

Félix Krawatzek is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow based at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College. He is a political scientist with a particular interest in comparative historical analysis and discourse analysis. In his doctorate he studied the political relevance of youth mobilisation and the ideas about youth in moments of regime crisis comparing contemporary Russia with other European cases of regime crisis. He has a long-standing research interest related to collective memory in particular in the European context and is involved in a large project studying migrants’ remittances in a historical perspective.

During his stay at the CES, Krawatzek will work on his postdoctoral research project “Politics of the Future” and investigate how differences in political systems influence the governance of the future. This project is also comparative and combines quantitative and qualitative discourse analysis to gain a better understanding about the actors that are involved in shaping politically relevant ideas about the future.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Senior Researcher, ZOiS Berlin
  • Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of Oxford


  • Félix Krawatzek, “Entangled Memory: Toward a Third Wave in Memory Studies”, in: History & Theory 53:1/2014, 24–44 (co-authored with Gregor Feindt, Daniela Mehler, Friedemann Pestel, and Rieke Trimçev).
  • Félix Krawatzek, “Made in France? The (Re-)Invention of Mai 68”, in: European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire, forthcoming.
  • Félix Krawatzek, “European Memory: Universalising the Past?”, in: European Review of History (edited with Gregor Feindt, Friedemann Pestel, and Rieke Trimçev)
  • Félix Krawatzek, Komsomol, “Naši und Informelle. Jugendmobilisierung in Russland,” in: Osteuropa 63:11–12, 137–50 (2013).
  • Félix Krawatzek, “Fallen Vanguard and Vanished Rebels? Political Youth Involvement in Extraordinary Times,” in: East European Youth Cultures in a Global World, 177-201, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Other Material

Political Science

Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Historical Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Collective Memory

Research Topic:
The Politics of the Future