Associate Professor of Political Studies
M.A. Ph.D. (George Washington University)
Professor Csergő obtained her undergraduate education at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania, and her graduate training at the George Washington University in Washington, DC (PhD in Political Science and MA in Russian and East European Studies). Before joining the Queen's faculty, she was Assistant Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Women's Leadership Program in U.S. and International Politics at the George Washington University. She was also a regular lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute.
Professor Csergő's research and writing have focused on questions of nationalism and democratization in post-Cold War Europe, with a particular focus on the politics of language rights, majority-minority relations in post-communist states, and kin-state and diaspora relations. She is the author of Talk of the Nation: Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia(Cornell University Press, 2007). She has also published articles in Perspectives on Politics, East European Politics and Societies, Foreign Policy, Nations and Nationalism, Central European Political Science Review, Regio, as well as chapters in edited volumes on democratization and nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe. She has received a number of fellowships and awards, including the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2006), the Sherman Emerging Scholar Award of 2005 (University of North Carolina, Wilmington), and research grants from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Sciences Research Council, and the Institute for the Study of World Politics.
Her current research, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, focuses on the political integration of minorities in new EU member states. During the 2010-11 academic year, she was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, Austria. Currently, she serves as a Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities and Associate Editor ofNationalities Papers.
Talk of the Nation Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia (Cornell University Press, 2007).