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Friederike Kind-Kovács assumes a new position at the Hannah Arendt Institute


Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, Postdoc of the Graduate School in Regensburg, assume a new position at the Hannah Arendt Institute for the research on Totalitarianism at the TU Dresden, officially starting August 1st, 2018. Just a few weeks ago, Kind-Kovács submitted her habilitation thesis on "Central Europe's Starving Children: Humanitarian Child Relief in Budapest After WWI".

At the Hannah Arendt Institute, which focuses on the systematic study of National Socialism and Communism, Kind-Kovács will focus on the transformation processes in Central and East Europe since the collapse of Communism.

In her research at the Graduate School, Kind-Kovács studied humanitarian child relief after the First World War, dealing with transnational and transatlantic discourses and practices. Using the example of Budapest, she examined the effects of the post-war period on children and their political instrumentalization for the reconfiguration of transnational relations in the interwar period.