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Peter Wegenschimmel Receives Fellowship at the University of Minnesota


Peter Wegenschimmel is a PhD student in Souteast European History at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Research in Regensburg. In October 2019, he will begin a ten-month fellowship at the University of Minnesota (USA). The title of his doctoral project is "State Agency and Industry in Post-Socialist Europe: On the Visible Hand in the Organizational History of Two Shipyards during Transformation". His research stay at the local College of Liberal Arts is funded by a scholarship from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

Peter Wegenschimmel studied Slavic Studies/Philosophy in Berlin and Cracow. He graduated with a Master's degree at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences in Warsaw, which was funded by the German National Academic Foundation. He was active in the Polish Workers' Initiative. His postgraduate studies are in Labour and Social Law in Wrocław. At the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, he participatied in the "Regional Project on Labour Relations and Social Dialogue for Central Eastern and Southeast Europe". Since April 2016 he has been working as a junior researcher at the IOS exploring labour relations in the Uljanik (Croatia) and Gdynia (Poland) shipyards since the 1980s. His main areas of research are labour relations in Central and Eastern Europe and (post-)socialist business history in the disciplines of economic and business history, historical social science, industrial sociology and critical labour studies.