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Azmanova Albena

Period of stay: 1 March – 30 April 2021

Evaluation sheet for departing Fellows

  1. What would you consider to be the major benefits of your stay at IWM?

Discussions with brilliant colleagues; provided me with the mental space to focus on my research; very good office; excellent food; convivial atmosphere. I felt welcome and valued.

  1. Was the event programme of the IWM attractive and interesting for you?

Yes, and I will continue following it.

  1. Do you have any criticisms of any aspect of the Institute’s program and operations?
    Please include any suggestions for improvement.

I was at the IWM during lock-down and could not fully experience the vibrant atmosphere for which it is reputed. Therefore I cannot suggest recommendations, apart from a fast return to normal operation.

  1. Is there anything else you would like to let us know regarding your stay at the IWM?

I would be glad to contribute to the IWM in the future as best as I can.

Final Report sheet for departing Fellows

As mentioned in the “Terms of Award” agreement, we would kindly ask you to submit your final report on your activities, travels, talks and accomplishments during your research stay. Please be as specific and concise as possible!

In particular, we may ask you to list books or essays that have been written or worked on at the IWM, that have either been published or accepted for publication or that you wish to submit for publication. Describe briefly the nature of the work and give names of publishers or publications, dates and other relevant facts.

We would be very grateful if you could provide us with a copy of your publication(s) for our library or, if this is not possible, contact our librarian with the publication details. We would also like to ask you to list any prizes or awards you have received or will receive, as well as any scholarships and grants you have received or will receive.


During my tenure as a visiting fellow, I worked on a number of projects: 

1. Rule of Law project commissioned by the European Parliament.

I had fruitful discussions with current and former fellows (Ivan Krastev, Ivan Veijvoda, Alison Smale, Timothy Snyder, Shalini Randeria, Ruth Wodak), which helped me advance in my work. I collected the material necessary for chapters on Spain, France, and Bulgaria.

2. Events at IWM

3. Capitalism on Edge / Kapitalismus an der Kippe book promotion

I gave the following book talks:

4. Policy advisory meetings and contributions:

These meetings involved drafting of policy proposals:

  • 09 March: Meeting of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
  • 11 March: meeting of the the Independent Commission for Sustainable Equality, European Parliament
  • 07 April 2021: expert workshop „Education for Sustainability“, organised by the European Commisison and the Joint Research Center, Directorate B – Growth & Innovation, Human Capital & Employment Unit

5. Other:

5. Forthcoming:

  • 9 May: Participation in the“Debating Europe” event (Vienna Burgtheater): “Do we need a post-Covid economic revolution?”