Network Members

Yohann Aucante

Ecole des hautes études en sciences Sociales (Paris)

Research interests: the history of welfare institutions, their territorial and national construction in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, from the perspective of universalism, subsidiarity and social assistance.

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Emily BaughanEmily Baughan

University of Sheffield

Research interests:  the history of humanitarianism and welfare.


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Stefania Bernini

Collegium Civitas, Warsaw

Research interests include: the history of childhood, family and gender in twentieth-century Europe, as well as welfare and social policy in postwar Europe, both East and West.


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Paolo Borioni

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini/ Temple University

Research interests: social democracy, the Nordic countries, the welfare state and economic history.


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Axelle Brodiez-Dolino

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes

Research interests: policies against poverty and insecurity, social work, and the evolutions of militantism and engagement.

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Teri Chettiar

University of Chicago

Research interests: modern European histories of childhood and the family, medicine and psychology, and emotional health and wellbeing as s core feature of modern democratic citizenship.

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Nathalie Clayer

Ecole des hautes études en sciences Sociales and Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris).

Research interests: religion, nationalism and state-building process in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman space.

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Anne Cova

Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon

Research interests: transnational gender history. Currently working on “the national councils of women” in Latin America and Southern Europe, 1900-1945. These councils were affiliated to the International Council of Women (ICW) founded in Washington in 1888.

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Jennifer Crane

University of Warwick,

Research interests: social and cultural history of medicine. In particular activism and voluntary action, social policy construction, health, expertise, experience, and childhood in twentieth century Britain

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Magali della Sudda

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux

Research interests: citizenship and religion from a gendered perspective.


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Lindsey Earner-Byrne

University College Dublin, Ireland.

Research interests: Irish social, medical, welfare and gender history.


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Fabio Giomi

Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques (CETOBAC) in Paris, France.

Research interests: voluntary associations in the Yugoslav region, Balkan Muslims, gender and women’s history in Southeastern Europe, and transnational history.


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Ke-chin Hsia

Indiana University Bloomington

Research interests: the histories of welfare state, social insurance, bureaucracy, democratisation, nationalism, and disability in Habsburg and post-Habsburg East Central Europe, especially from a perspective combining both social and political histories.

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Célia Keren

Sciences Po Toulouse

Research interests: transnational collective mobilisations which interweave political, social and humanitarian agendas. After focusing on interwar Europe and the Spanish Civil War, her research now centres on the early 20th century labour movement.

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Morgane Labbé

École des hautes études en sciences sociales

Research interests: Imperial and post-imperial social protection: Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires, late 19th-early 20th century. Population policy and population science 19th-20th century.

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Sonja Matter

University of Vienna

Research Interests: The history of the welfare state, history of philanthropy, history of poverty, women’s and gender history and the history of adolescence.

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Catherine Maurer

University of Strasbourg (France)

Research interests: Social and cultural history of religion in France and Germany, history of charities and philanthropy, history of the welfare state, women’s history

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Julia Moses

University of Sheffield

Research interests: social welfare and its regulation, with a special focus on the role of the law in addressing ‘risks’ and shaping the family in modern Europe.

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Ilona Ostner

Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany

Research interests: the framing and implementation of family, child & parenting policies in a historical and comparative perspective, also issues of gender, employment & welfare state policies.

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Julija Sardelić

University of Liverpool

Research interests: the position of Romani minorities as marginalised citizens in the post-conflict contexts of Post-Yugoslav states and the impact of the 2015/16 Refugee Crisis on the understandings of diversity and multiculturalism

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Lauren Stokes

Northwestern University

Research interests: the ways in which immigration and immigrant families both support and transform welfare systems within Europe.”

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Radka Šustrová

Masaryk Institute and Archives of Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.

Research interests: Nazi social policy, nationalism, children and youth under the Nazi rule, society and German minority in the Bohemian lands and family policy in the Czechoslovakia 1930-1960.

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Tara Zahra

University of Chicago.

Research interests: the relationship between migration and social protection from the 1920s-onward. How migration has shaped social protection and how social protection has shaped migration and migrant communities.

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