ACRS MA students

Fynn Erik Adomeit (Germany)                      POL 1YMA

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Ana Inés Aldazabal

Department of Medieval Studies 
2YMA/year 2

Home country: Argentina
E-mail: aldazabal_ana-ines@student.ceu.edu

Ana holds a degree in Letters from the University of Buenos Aires, where she specialised in Medieval Literature, and has also pursued studies in Literary Translation at the same institution. Her current research focuses on the influence of vernacular literature on the development of the archetype of the witch, leading to the first mass trials for witchcraft in fifteenth century France and Switzerland. At a more general level, Ana is interested in issues of religious diversity, secularisation, and the emergence of new religions in Europe and the Western Hemisphere. 

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Katarina Balcirakova (Slovakia)                  MED 2YMA/year 2

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Bálint Békefi 

Department of Philosophy
2 year MA / year 1
Home Country: Hungary
Bálint holds a BS in Computer Science from Óbuda University, a BA in Theology from Pentecostal Theological College (Budapest), and an MA in Theology from the University of Chester. His previous research focused on biblical studies, religious epistemology, and neo-Calvinism. An evangelical believer himself, he has been interested in the relationship between faith and reason in general, and biblical studies and philosophy in particular. At CEU, he is broadening his horizon, studying classical problems in analytic philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. He is also exploring their interconnections with various religious doctrines.

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Andrea Banikova (Slovakia)                          MED 2YMA/year 1

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Bálint Békefi (Hungary)                                 PHIL 2YMA/year 1

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Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya (India)          NAT 2YMA/year 1

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Guillermo Bisbal  

Department of Medieval Studies
2YMA/year 1

Country: Venezuela
Email Address: Bisbal_Guillermo@student.ceu.edu


Thesis Research: Tracing the cult of St. Joseph as the patron of good death: from late medieval Spain to the colonial Caribbean area (15-18th century).

Guillermo is a Venezuelan anthropologist with an interest in Latin American religious history. He focuses his research on religious representations in early modern times and how Christian religions deal with death. At CEU, he's researching the cult of St. Joseph in the Hispanic Atlantic world in colonial times.

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Sophia Fehrenbach

School of Public Policy
2YMA/year 2

Home Country: Germany 
E-mail: Fehrenbach_sophia@spp.ceu.edu 
Sophia holds a BA degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and currently studies the Master of Pubic Administration at the school of Public Policy. In her previous research she focused on gendered conflicts, on sexual violence in conflicts and conflict reconciliation practices. Her current research focuses on religious extremism, with a special focus on home-grown Islamism and possible prevention strategies. For her final thesis, she would like to explore how interreligious dialogue for action not only serves as an effective peace building tool, but to what extent it can become a prevention strategy against religious extremism. 

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Viktoria Kobzeva (Russia)                          NAT 2YMA/year 2

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Alejandra Mayer (Mexico)                             SOC 1YMA 

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Abdullah Mirza (USA)                                     HIST 2YMA/year 2

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Maliha Mohsin (Bagladesh)                        GEND 2YMA/year 2

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Tiphaine Trudelle 

International Relations

2YMA/year 2

Home country: France
Email/contact: trudelle.tiphaine@student.ceu.edu


Subject of study: Tiphaine holds a BA in cultural anthropology and political science - with a minor in religious studies - from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During her undergraduate studies, Tiphaine developed a keen interest in the study of the intricate relationship between religion and modernization. Her research focused on the re-definition of gender roles in televangelicalism in the U.S, showing the impact of new media on the religious sphere.

Taking another perspective, Tiphaine just started a new journey in International Relations, in which she can bring together religious studies and global politics. Aside of her main MA program, Tiphaine is also pursuing CEU's visual studies track, trying to combine all her different fields of study in her research.

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Johan Muzhangody (India)                             HIST 1YMA

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Angeliki Patsoni (Greece)                              MED 2YMA/year 1

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Yuhao Peng (Tiawan)                                     HIST 2YMA/year 1

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Ngan Thi Thanh Vu (Vietnam)                     PHIL 2YMA/year 2

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Aleksandar Ivanov Zhabov (Bulgaria)      HIST 2YMA/year 2