Zsuzsa Csergő

Queen’s University

Adrian Florea

Zsuzsa Csergő (PhD in Political Science, George Washington University, 2000) is Associate Professor and Head of Political Studies at Queen’s University. She specializes in the study of nationalism in contemporary European politics, with particular expertise on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). She is the President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN). Her book about conflict over language use in Romania and Slovakia was published by Cornell University Press in 2007.  Her articles have appeared in major journals, including Perspectives on Politics, Foreign Policy, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Nations and Nationalism, Europe-Asia Studies, East European Politics and Societies, and Problems of Post-Communism.  She co-edited two recently published special issues focused on the problems of Europeanization and minority inclusion. She is currently writing a book about democratic minority political agency in the EU framework, comparing six large ethno-linguistic minorities in CEE. She is also the Principal Investigator of an SSHRC-funded collaborative project entitled “The Politics of complex diversity in contested cities,” focused on Montreal, Brussels, Belfast, and Vilnius. Csergő’s major awards and fellowships include a Distinguished Alumni award from the George Washington University’s Department of Political Science, the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship from the European University Institute in Florence, the 2005 Sherman Emerging Scholar Award from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, and the American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council.

Email: cserga [at] queensu.ca

Twitter: @ZsuzsaCsergo

University Website

Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity (CSDD) at Queen’s

KINPOL: Observatory on Kin-State Policies

Recent publications

Zsuzsa Csergő, Ognen Vangelov and Balázs Vizi. 2018. “Europeanization and Changes in Minority Inclusion in Central and Eastern Europe.” Introduction to special issue co-edited in Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics 3 (4): 5-13.

Zsuzsa Csergő and Ada Charlotte-Regelmann, eds. 2017. Europeanization and Minority Political Action in Central and Eastern Europe. Introduction to Special issue co-edited in Problems of Post-Communism 64 (5).

Zsuzsa Csergő and Ada Charlotte-Regelmann. 2017. “Europeanization and Collective Rationality in Minority Voting.” In Problems of Post-Communism 64 (5): 291-310

Zsuzsa Csergő, Philippe Roseberry and Stefan Wolff. 2017. “Institutional Outcomes of Territorial Contestation: Lessons from Post-Communist Europe.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 47 (4): 491-521.

Zsuzsa Csergő. 2013. “Kosovo and the Framing of Non-Secessionist Self-Government Claims in Romania.” Europe-Asia Studies 65 (5): 889-911.

Zsuzsa Csergő and James M. Goldgeier. 2013. “Kin-state Activism in Hungary, Romania, and Russia: The Politics of Ethnic Demography.” In Tristan Mabry et al, eds. Divided Nations and European Integration (University of Pennsylvania Press).