Member Spotlight: Interview with Roman Hlatky

Roman Hlatky: University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. Candidate) Email: rohlatky@utexas.edu  Website: romanhlatky.com Recent Publications: Hlatky, Roman. 2021. “EU Funding and Euroskeptic Vote Choice,” Political Research Quarterly.  Csata, Zsombor, Roman Hlatky, and Amy H. Liu. 2021. “How to head count ethnic minorities: validity of census surveys versus other identification strategies,” East European Politics. Areas of Interest in Slovak Studies:  Political Parties; Voting Behavior, Nationalism When/how did you first develop an interest in Slovak or Slovak-area studies?  I had the good fortune of being a child of the Czecho-Slovak split. My mother is Czech and… Read More

Member Spotlight: Interview with Denisa Nešťáková

As a means of highlighting the recent publications and scholarly work of current members, the SSA will post ‘Member Spotlight’ interviews at regular intervals. Interested in sharing your current work? Please email us at slovakstudies@gmail.com. DENISA NEŠŤÁKOVÁ Denisa is a Research Associate at the Herder Institute in Marburg, Germany and a History faculty member at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia  Her work focuses on gender issues relating to Czech and Slovak history Email: denisa.nestakova@gmail.com  When/how did you first develop an interest in Slovak or Slovak-area studies?  As a Slovak and a historian… Read More

Member Spotlight: Interview with Kevin Deegan-Krause

As a means of highlighting the recent publications and scholarly work of current members, the SSA will post ‘Member Spotlight’ interviews at regular intervals. Interested in sharing your current work? Please email us at slovakstudies@gmail.com. Kevin Deegan-Krause Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan His research focuses on political parties and democracy in Europe with an emphasis on Europe’s new democracies and its newer parties. His newest book, co-authored with Dr. Timothy Haughton of the University of Birmingham, is The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party… Read More

Member Spotlight: Interview with Kevin McNamara

As a means of highlighting the recent publications and scholarly work of current members, the SSA will post ‘Member Spotlight’ interviews at regular intervals. Kevin McNamara I am an Associate Scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA, and currently serve as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences, Washington, DC.  I am a former journalist and congressional aide. Website: http://www.kevinjmcnamara.com Email: kjmcnamara57@gmail.com <p class="has-medium-font-size" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong><em>What is your current research/work project?</em>  (Please include a link to any new publication.)<br><br></strong>I continue to write… Read More