Catherine Perron

Assistant Research Professor with tenure
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Catherine Perron holds degrees from Sciences Po and the Freie Universität, Berlin.

Joined CERI in 2002 after defending her doctoral dissertation on The transformation of the Czech and Eastern German political elite at the local level after 1989: a comparison of the construction of democracy in two post-communist societies, later published under the title Les Pionniers de la démocratie.
Winner of the Stein Rokkan prize for young researchers (1997) and of the Le Monde prize for university research (2003).

Former Balkan project manager for the association Transeuropéennes (1999-2001); co-editor-in-chief of Critique internationale (2003-2008).

Her current research focuses on politics of history and memory in Germany and in Central and Eastern Europe in relation with forced migrations.
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Work in Progress

The politics of history and memory relating to forced migrations in Europe and in Germany; Links between migration memories and the constructions of the migration crisis in Germany; The (new) relational ethics of Common heritages: cultural heritage after forced migrations.

Research Interests

Memory and identity in today’s Germany, forced migrations and policies of the past, memory and heritage of migrations, common heritage.

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