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Kevin Axe

Cohort 2020

Supervisor: Dr. Tobias Rupprecht

Topic of PHD-Thesis: Goulash with Hapukoor: Adaptations of Hungarian Market Reforms in Late Soviet Estonia

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Image Credit: Katy Otto

Freie Universität Berlin

Project Doctoral Researcher, Junior Research Group "Peripheral Liberalism"

Education and Work Experience

  • 08/2013 - 06/2015: University of Tartu. Tartu, Estonia. MA: Baltic Sea Region Studies
  • 05/2009-  08/2009: Archival Processing Internship, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center, Madison, WI, USA
  • 08/2007 - 05/2011: Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA. BA: History, German

Fellowships, Stipends and Awards

  • 2015: Council of Baltic Sea States Summer University, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014: Erasmus semester, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
  • 2013-2015: Tuition waiver, DoRa 9 MA stipend, Achievement Grant, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • 2007-2011: Dean’s List (every semester), Clarence S. Pellet Endowed Scholarship, Robert H. Irrmann Endowed Scholarship, Charlotte Ingersoll Morse German Prize, Royal Bronson Way History Award, Phi Sigma Iota modern language honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa general honorary society, History departmental honors, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, USA
  • Baltic Sea Region Relations and History
  • 20th Century Estonian History
  • 20th Century CEE History
  • Transitional Politics and Economics
  • Interwar CEE Politics and Military History
  • Small State International Affairs
  • Media in Authoritarian States

SCRIPTS Working Paper

Axe, Kevin/Rupprecht, Tobias/Trinkle, Alice 2021: Peripheral Liberalism. New Perspectives on the History of the Liberal Script in the (Post-)Socialist World. SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 13, Berlin: Cluster of Excellence 2055 “Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)”.

Journal Article