Titel des Promotionsprojektes: "Comparative Analysis of Diaspora Nationalism: Crimean Tatars and Lipovans in Romania"
Abstract des Promotionsprojektes
This research seeks to examine two groups in Romania: Crimean Tatars and Lipovans. The core interest of this research is to analyze how two different groups were able to preserve their national identity and formed their diaspora in the same area and to what extent Tatars and Lipovans assimilated to the Romanian society. This research aims to contribute to the scholarship on diaspora nationalism based on comparative analysis between two cases.
Moreover, the investigation of two communities in Romania requires a multifaceted approach. Thus, I will apply both quantitative and qualitative methods. The exploration of national groups and their connection to the homelands demands scholarly engagement with several disciplines. The comparative analysis of Crimean Tatars and Lipovans will be carried out in the framework of historic and social sciences. Also, significant data about two national minorities will be generated due to ethnographic research. In order to receive all appropriate backgrounds of them, different journals, articles, and publications will be used. One of the essential methods which I will enforce is semi-structured interviews as well as an online survey with 200-300 individuals from two communities: Crimean Tatars and Lipovans. The interview methodology will be classified based on the name of participants, age, gender. This method will be useful to grasp belonging to their national identity, connection to their historic homeland, and how more and less they have been assimilated to the Romanian society. Moreover, I will conduct face-to-face interviews with different representatives of Tatar and Lipovan communities in Romania in various neighborhoods. This will enable me to spend time in their households to comprehend and observe their way of life, family connections (between spouses and parents/children), neighbor relations, friendship. Thus, I will be provided with an immense experience as a real observer of Tatar and Lipovan communities.
Approach and milestones:
January 2022- May 2022: Analyzing data, reviewing the literature
June 2022- September 2022: Quantitative Data collection
October 2022- March 2023: Conducting interviews and survey
M.A. European Studies, Flensburg University, Flensburg (Germany)
M.A. Nationalism Studies, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)
M.A. European Studies and International Relations (Erasmus exchange program), Metropolitan University Prague (Czechia)
Research Internship: European Center for Minority Issues, Flensburg (Germany)
Translator Internship: Centropa-Jewish historical institute, Budapest (Hungary)
Celt Colleges: English language instructor, Baku (Azerbaijan)
Landau School: History Teacher, Baku (Azerbaijan)
Internship: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, (South Africa)
Internship: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Baku (Azerbaijan)