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Section for Talent: Portraits of Marko Lovec and Jonathan Singerton

    This section is reserved for presentations of WEMov’s Early Career Investigators (ECIs). For this 5th newsletter, we are featuring our colleagues WG3 and Training school co-organiser Marko Lovec and WG2 member Jonathan Singerton.

    Marko Lovec is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Science, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on, among others, Methodology and Theory of International Relations, International Political Economy, Development of International Community and Development of the EU. He is a research fellow at the Centre of International Relations. He was the head of the Commission on quality at the Faculty (2017-2021) and is currently a member of the Faculty senate. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Ljubljana. He is an Associate Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He was an Associate Researcher at the Central European University, Centre for Policy Studies in Budapest (2016-2018) and a visiting fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague (2016). 
    His research focuses on the European integration. He has published his research in, among others, Journal of International Relations and Development, Review fo European Economic Policy, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Journal for Nature Conservation and Journal of European Integration History. He authored a monograph pubished with Palgrave Macmillan and contributed several chapters to books published by Springer, Rowman and Littlefeld and Nomos. He coordinated and participated in a number of projects, networks and activities funded by the EU (Horizon 2020, JM/Erasmus+, EfC, COST), Slovenian research agency and others. He received several scholarships and awards for his work (among others Think Visegrad Fellowship and Distinguished accomplishments by UL). He has been a reviewer for a dozen of political and social science journals and has reviewed research proposals (including ERC). 
    As a part of his professional work, he participated in the preparation and review of studies for the European Parliament and in expert evaluation of national policies. He authored dozens of reports on foreign and domestic policy of Slovenia for different think tanks (ECFR 2016-, IEP 2016-, NiT-Freedom House 2016-2021). 

    Selected list of publications relevant to WEMov

    LOVEC, Marko, KOČÍ, Kateřina, ŠABIČ, Zlatko. The stigmatisation of Central Europe via (failed) socialisation narrative. Journal of international relations and development. Dec. 2021, vol. 24, no. 4, p. 890-909 

    LOVEC, Marko (ed.). Populism and attitudes towards the EU in the Central Europe. Založba FDV, Ljubljana. 2020. 

    LOVEC, Marko. Politics of the Schengen/Dublin system : the case of the European migrant and refugee crisis. In: GÜNAY, Cengiz (ed.), WITJES, Nina (ed.). Border politics : defining spaces of governance and forms of transgressions. Cham: Springer, cop. 2017. p. 127-142. 

    BUČAR, Maja, LOVEC, Marko. Passing the hot potatoes: Croatia and Slovenia as transit countries in the European migrant and refugee crisis. In: RÓZSA, Erzsébet Nagyné (ed.). Mapping the migration challenges in the EU transit and destination countries. [Barcelona]: European Institute of the Mediterranean, 2017. P. 116-138. Joint policy study, 6. 

    Jonathan Singerton is a Lecture and Research Fellow at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He specialises on the global history of central Europe, particularly the Habsburg Monarchy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 2018, Singerton received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, before joining the Austrian Academy of Sciences until 2019 when he arrived at Innsbruck. He currently leads a research project focused on the Leopoldine Society (1829-1914), an Austro-Hungarian missionary society which reshaped American Catholicism in the United States. His first book The American Revolution and the Habsburg Monarchy appeared in 2021. He is presently completing his second book tentatively titled Beginning Her World Anew: The Many Lives of Maria von Born which uses biography to explore female agency between central Europe and North America at the turn of the nineteenth century. Singerton is also engaged in an edition project of the correspondences of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples-Sicily funded by the Austrian National Science Fund (FWF).  

    Selected Publications:  

    The American Revolution and the Habsburg Monarchy (Charlottesville/London: University of Virginia Press, 2021).  

    “Including Émigrés and Excluding Americans? The Philadelphia Female Seminary of Madame Marie Rivardi (Maria von Born),” in Daniel Gerster and Felicity Jensz, eds., Global Perspectives on Boarding Schools in the Ninteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood  (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).  

    “Science, Revolution, and Monarchy in Two Letters of Joseph Donath to František Antonín Steinský,” Opera Historica – Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit, 22, no. 1 (2021), 145-165. 

    “Encountering the Fields of Fire – Neapolitan Networks from Bohemia to Pennsylvania and the Transformation of Regional Study into Global Science,” Geschichte und Region / Storia e Regione, 30, no. 1 (2021), 87-120. 

    “A Revolution in Ink: Mapping Benjamin Franklin’s Epistolary Network in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1776-1789,” Jahrbuch der österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, 34 (2019), 91-113.  ​