Dr. Félix Krawatzek

Senior Researcher
Tel. +49 (30) 2005949-37

Félix Krawatzek is a political scientist and since September 2018 a senior researcher at ZOiS. He is also an Associate Member of Nuffield College (University of Oxford). Previously, Félix Krawatzek held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He finished his doctorate in 2015 at the University of Oxford and was a visiting fellow at Sciences Po Paris (Centre d’études et de recherches internationales) and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. His research project at ZOiS centres on youth as a political agent and a social imaginary. With a focus on Russia, he analyses the political mobilisation of young people alongside the social imaginaries which the idea of youth exposes. He also maintains a long-standing interest in questions related to collective memory in particular in the European context and is increasingly interested in the legislation of historical recall. He also maintains an active research agenda in the field of migration and political transnationalism in a historical perspective as well as the role of time and ideas about the future in contemporary politics.

ZOiS research projects

Youth as Political Actor and Social Imaginary

Surveying the attitudes and behaviour of youth across Eastern Europe
(with Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse)

History for young people: historical narratives and perceptions
(with Dr. Nina Frieß)

The Proliferation of Memory Laws and the Return of the Nation
in cooperation with Dr. George Soroka (Harvard University)

Languages of Conflict: Ideas of Europe in European Memory
in cooperation with Dr. Gregor Feindt (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz), Dr. Friedemann Pestel (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), Dr. Rieke Trimçev (University of Greifswald)

Research interests

  • Social and youth movements
  • Collective memory
  • Migration and transnationalism
  • Text analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Comparative methods

Selected Publications

For more information, visit Félix Krawatzek's private website.