Transnational Memory Board Nominations and Elections

Announcing the Newly Elected Members of the Research Network Governing Board:


Lea David (website)
Marie Curie Research Fellow
School of Sociology 
University College Dublin

I am an early-stage researcher, coming from sociology, anthropology and history backgrounds. I comparatively research conflict areas with the focus on the Balkans and Israel/Palestine. I held several postdoc fellowships including at Tel Aviv University and Fulbright fellowships at Pittsburgh University. Currently I am a Marie Curie research fellow at UCD. My main research interests cover the relationship between human rights, nationalism and memory, standardization of memory, policing of memory and the Holocaust/genocide nexus among other issues. As a person, I am gloomy in my spirit, but bright in my mind. I believe in sarcasm, humour, hard work and kindness.

Alma Jeftić (website) (website)
University of Belgrade Ph.D. Candidate

Senior Teaching Assistant in Psychology
International University of Sarajevo

Alma Jeftić is psychologist and lecturer at the International University of Sarajevo. She is PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Belgrade where she received Borislav Lorenc award aimed at the outstanding students of psychology. In 2017 she received Go Styria Scholarships for the best doctoral students from South-East Europe and currently spends Fall Semester 2017/18 at the University of Graz. Her book on social aspects of memories will be published by Routledge in 2018. Alma's research focuses on different aspects of memories and she advocates application of science and activism. Besides that, she writes poetry and short stories. 

Paolo Ruspini (website)
Associate researcher ISR
Sciences de la Société
Université de Geneve

I have been in the CES Memory Network since its foundation and represented Switzerland in the COST ISTME Action where I enjoyed exchanging knowledge to understand transnational processes of memory and belonging among different migrants in Europe and beyond.  

Memory and migration lies at the core of my research interests here, whereas I have been researching international and European migration and integration for the last twenty years with a comparative and transnational approach. I would be really keen in helping to prepare innovative empirical and theoretical research proposals aimed at further developing the network and providing sustainability over time. 


Aline Sierp

Aline is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University (NL). She holds a PhD in Comparative European Politics and History from the University of Siena (IT). Her research interests cover collective memory, questions of identity and European integration. Before joining the University of Maastricht, Aline Sierp worked as researcher at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (DE). She has published widely on memory and identity issues and is the author of History, Memory and Transeuropean Identity: Unifying Divisions (Routledge, 2014). Aline is the co-founder and co-chair of the Memory Studies Associationand the Council of European Studies Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe. 

Jenny Wüstenberg (website)

Jenny is Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and German and European Studies at York University in Toronto. She holds a PhD in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research examines activism, institutions, transnational networks, and methodology in memory politics. She is the author of Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Jenny is the co-founder and co-chair of the Memory Studies Association and the Council of European Studies Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe, as well as co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Memory Studies Network in the German Studies Association.

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