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Center for Global Politics Welcomes Guest Researcher

Dr. Richard Mole will begin at the CGP this week. Image: Private.

Dr. Richard Mole will begin at the CGP this week. Image: Private.

The CGP is happy to welcome Dr. Richard Mole as a new guest researcher based at our Berlin office.

News from Jun 22, 2016

While the Center for Global Politics (CGP) mainly focuses on practical education, we also pride ourselves in facilitating higher research. As part of this, we have supported, and will continue to support a number of guest researchers in fields aligned with international relations and foreign policy.

This week the CGP is pleased to welcome one more such researcher. Starting this Wednesday, Dr. Richard Mole will begin a renewed research fellowship at our office within Freie Universitaet Berlin. Dr Mole is a Senior Lecturer in Political Sociology from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. His tenure at the Center for Global Politics is being made possible through support provided by the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation.

“Having been a Research Fellow at Humboldt University in 2011-12, I could easily have returned there this time. However, as my project has ended up focusing primarily on Eastern Europe, it made much more sense to come to the Freie, as its Osteuropa-Institut is the place to be in Germany for anyone interested in studying the region,” remarked Dr. Mole. 

The research Dr. Mole will be conducting at the CGP is a continuation of his study into queer diasporas in Berlin. Building on his most recent project, entitled ‘Queer East Europeans and Latin Americans in Berlin: between the ethno-national and queer diasporas’, which investigated migration by queer migrants from Russia, Poland and Brazil, their motivations for leaving their home countries as well as the role of queer diasporas in helping maintain a sense of national identity in contexts of displacement, his new project looks specifically at LGBQ asylum-seekers from Russia and other post-Soviet states. 

 Dr. Richard Mole will remain at the Center for Global Politics until September.