Kroc Welcomes Spring 2018 Visiting Research Fellows

Author: Kristi Flaherty

The Kroc Institute is pleased to announce that two scholars will begin their terms as visiting research fellows during the spring 2018 semester.

Maria Koinova holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick and Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Project, “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty.” Maria is the editor of "Diaspora Mobilization for Conflict and Post-conflict Reconstruction: Contextual and Comparative Dimensions," a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2017), and co-editor of "How Countries of Origin Engage with Migrants and Diasporas?", a special issue in progress with International Political Science Review. While at the Kroc Institute, Maria will work on completing a book manuscript provisionally titled “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty: Europe and its Neighborhood.” 

Laurie Nathan is a professor and outgoing director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is also a member of the United Nations Academic Advisory Council on Mediation. While at the Kroc Institute he will assist with the development of a mediation program and will work with the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) on the topic of the post-conflict constitution as a peace agreement.

Each year, the Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars (at the post-doctoral and senior scholar level) to the Kroc Institute to conduct research, collaborate with faculty and participate in the life of the Kroc Institute and Notre Dame.

For more information, contact: Lisa Gingerich, 574-631-9730,