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Tom Junes

Tom Junes Human and Social Studies Foundation
Student Protest in Bulgaria Revisited: The University Occupation Strikes and the Anti-government Rallies of 2013-2014
Advanced Academia Platform

Tom Junes holds a Ph.D. in History (KU Leuven) and is a member of the Human and Social Studies Foundation in Sofia. As a postdoctoral researcher he has held fellowships in Warsaw, Vienna, Budapest, Helsinki, Potsdam, and most recently in Jena at the Imre Kertész Kolleg. His research interests cover Eastern European history, African history, Cold War history, and the history of youth and student movements. He has published widely on the topic of student politics (concerning Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and South Africa).

Selected publications:

  • Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.
  • “Facing the Music: How the Foundations of Socialism Were Rocked in Communist Poland.” In Youth and Rock in the Soviet Bloc: Youth Cultures, Music and the State in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by William Jay Risch, 357-401. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014).
  • “Между политичното и аполитичното: младежката контракултура в комунистическа Полша [Between Political and Apolitical: Youth Counter-culture in Communist Poland].” Критика и Хуманизъм/Critique & Humanism no. 43/1-2 (2014): 93-111; English version: “Between Political and Apolitical: Youth Counterculture in Communist Poland.” Eurozine, 18 June 2015 [http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2015-06-18-junes-en.html]
  • “Oppositional Student Politics in Poland and South Africa: Youth Rebellion as a Factor in the Demise of Communism and Apartheid.” Studia Historyczne LV, no. 3-4 (219-220) (2012): 389-406.
  • “Confronting the ‘New Class’ in Communist Poland: Leftist Critique, Student Activism and the Origins of the 1968 Student Protest Movement.” Critique. Journal of Socialist Theory 36, no. 2 (2008): 257-72.

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