Mátyás Mervay, M.A., M.Phil.

Email: matyas.mervay@nyu.edu


Ph.D. Candidate at New York University's History Department, with focus on the state administration and diaspora self-organization of post-Habsburg Central European refugees and expatriates in Republican Era-China (1918-1949).


As a Visiting Fellow, he is creating a digital humanities project using the Viennese journalist, Hungarian leftist emigrant, and Shanghai newspaper-founder László (Ladislaus) Frank's memoirs.

His fields of interest include:

- global history

- the history of Sino-foreign interactions

- refugee and migration studies

Katarzyna Nowak, PhD



Post-doctoral researcher working on population displacement in the early Cold War period in the global perspective.


First monograph: Kingdom of Barracks. Polish Displaced Persons in Allied-occupied Germany and Austria (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2023).

Current project: Vatican's involvement in post-World War II refugee assistance.

Research fields:

- Cold War

- Refugees and Displaced Persons

- Cultural and social history

Dr. Linda Erker

Email: linda.erker@univie.ac.at


As a permanent fellow of GLORE and as post-doctoral researcher she focuses on migration of scholars from Austria to South America between 1930 und 1970 (especially to Argentina and Chile).


Her research and teaching interests include:

- the history of persecution and migration in connection with National Socialism;

- the history of science in Austria, Spain and South America;

- comparative perspectives on fascism;

- ideological continuities of political changes in Austria from the interwar period to post world war;

- the culture of remembrance in Austria and Germany after 1945.