Dr Irina Marin is Assistant Professor in Political History at Utrecht University and Coordinator of the MA programme History of Politics and Society. She specializes in Modern European History with particular emphasis on Central and Eastern European history. Her research so far has focused on the political and social dynamics of imperial borderlands, nationalism and identity politics as well as social violence. Her first book Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman and Habsburg Rivalries in Eastern Europe was published with I. B. Tauris in 2012. Her second book Peasant Violence and Antisemitism in Early Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) received an honorable mention from the American Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) at their biennial book prize in 2019.
Dr Marin holds a PhD in History from University College London and has previously taught at University College London, University of Oxford, University of Leicester and University of Augsburg. Her research has benefited from grants and fellowships awarded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Ratiu Family Foundation in the UK, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, and the IWM (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen) in cooperation with the EURIAS Fellowship Programme.
Workshops, Keynotes and Outreach Activities
Book of Riots: Research in Translation - collaborative project University of Leicester (UK), UCL (Qatar), University of Birmingham, Birmingham Museums (UK)
Audio Historical Survey of the 1907 Peasant Uprising in Romania for the Zalau History Museum (Romania)
Commentary on Nicholas Dimancescu's feature documentary Decoding Dacia: Romania's Lost Heritage - Ratiu Foundation (RCC London)