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Dembinska, Magdalena

Research Fellow


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Dembinska, Magdalena


Magdalena Dembinska is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science. A Postdoctoral intern at McGill University (2007-2009), she received her Ph.D. in Political Science from UdeM and her Master’s in International Relations from the University of Warsaw. Her research in Comparative politics centers on identity politics, ethnic conflicts, reconciliation and inter-ethnic integration in Central Europe and in the post-Soviet space.

Areas of expertise


  • Vivre ensemble dans la diversité. Europe centrale et orientale après 1989, Les Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012.

  • “Minority Politics and the Territoriality Principle in Europe”, with Maracz L. and Tonk M., Nationalities Papers, vol. 42, no. 3, 2014, pp. 355-375.

  • “The Making of an Empty Moldovan Category within a Multiethnic Transnistrian Nation”, with Danero Iglesias J., East European Politics and Societies, vol. 27, no. 3, 2013, pp. 413-428.

  • “Ethnopolitical Mobilization without Groups: Nation-Building in Upper Silesia”, Regional and Federal Studies, vol. 23, no. 1, 2013, pp. 47-66.

  • “(Re)Framing Identity Claims. European and State Institutions as Opportunity Windows for Group Reinforcement”, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 18, no. 3, 2012, pp. 417-438.

  • “Building Trust, Managing Common Past and Symbols in Divided Societies”, Ethnopolitics, vol. 9, no. 3-4, 2010, p. 311-332.


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