Komornicka-AleksandraAleksandra Komornicka is a PhD student in the European University Institute and a PhD researcher in the PanEur1970s ERC project. Her thesis deals with increasing cooperation between Poland and Western Europe in the 1970s. Between 2011 and 2014 Aleksandra studied at the University of Warsaw, receiving two bachelor degrees in History and Cultural Studies. During her undergraduate studies, she also completed one semester at the university Paris-Sorbonne. In 2016, Aleksandra graduated from the London School of Economics where she pursued a master program at the International History Department. Aleksandra’s main fields of academic interest are Cold War, post-war history of Central Eastern Europe including transformation of the post-communist states and collective memory studies.

Saša Vejzagić is a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence working on the doctoral project: The Rise of a Socialist Business Class: The Role of Managerial Elites in Socialist Yugoslavia, 1965-1991. He is interested in economic, business, political, labor and social history of the 20th century with a focus on Yugoslav socialism. Saša earned his BA (2008) and MA degree (2011) in History from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, and an MA degree in Central European History from the Central European University in Budapest (2013). He is also a volunteer assistant at the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism (Pula, Croatia).

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