Interns

Please find a list of interns currently working at the Cold War Research Network below.

 

 

Carys Flew
Utrecht University
Carys is a prospective graduate of the MA International Relations in Historical Perspective from Utrecht University. She also holds a First Class degree in History from the University of Edinburgh and was also awarded the Elliot Prize for outstanding achievement in her undergraduate dissertation. Her main research interests lie at the intersections of social history, human security and conflict.
Cathal Digan
Utrecht University
Cathal is a graduate of Maynooth University, in his native Ireland where he earned a BA in History and French. He is a prospective graduate of the MA International Relations in Historical Perspective from Utrecht University where he specialises in European integration, security and diplomatic history. While working at the CWRN is also developing his MA thesis on identity politics, Brexit and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.
Alice Carnevali
Utrecht University
Alice is a prospective International Relations in Historical Perspective graduate of Utrecht University and holds a cum laude undergraduate degree in Diplomatic Affairs from Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna. Her main research interests lie at the crossroads of history of the MENA region, environmental governance and international development.
Jonas Marks (Former-intern)
Utrecht University
Jonas holds a joint-honours undergraduate degree in History and Politics from the University of Aberdeen and is a prospective International Relations in Historical Perspective graduate of Utrecht University. His research interests are the development of the Dutch Armed Forces in the aftermath of the Cold War and the Scottish Wars of Independence.
Bakir Ovcina (Former-intern)
University College Utrecht
Bakir is a third-year student studying History, Philosophy and Politics at University College Utrecht. Before UCU he was an HMC Scholar at King William's College. His primary interest is in the history of the South Slavs and his native Bosnia. Currently he is working on his thesis about Bosniak collaboration in World War II. His Cold War focus is on Yugoslavia, particularly her stagnation and subsequent breakup, both from an international and national perspective.

Nienke Siemons (Former-intern)
University College Utrecht
Nienke is a second year student at the University College Utrecht, where she is pursuing a major in History and Linguistics with a minor in Development Studies. Her research interests include Modern European History and the development of small states in Europe.


Sem Verrijt (Former-intern)
Utrecht University
Sem is a prospective International Relations in Historical Perspective graduate of Utrecht University and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Radboud University Nijmegen. He was an intern at the Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi, India before joining the CWRN in October 2020. His research interests lie at the crossroads of cultural history, migration and security and conflict.
Joke Kabbert (Former-Intern)
Utrecht University
Joke is an International Relations in Historical Perspective graduate of Utrecht University and holds an undergraduate degree in European History from the Technical University Chemnitz. Her primary research interests are British history, European integration, and transatlantic relations.
Mats Stegeman (Former-Intern)
Utrecht University
Mats is an International Relations in Historical Perspective graduate of Utrecht University and holds an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Groningen. His research interests lie in the fields of LGBT+ health and rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and security.

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