Prof. Dr. Sonja Kmec

Sonja Kmec

Associate professor

Academic Area(s) History
Research Topics European History (16th-21st centuries), Cultural Studies : Social Memory, Spatial Representations, Gender
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Humanities
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 45-030
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6745
Social Media & Blogs
Speaks English, French, German, Luxembourgish
Research Stays in USA (University of California, Berkeley)

Current Position:

  • Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg, Institute for History
  • (co)Head of the study programme Master en histoire européenne contemporaine
  • Member of the Comité scientifique de l’Ecole doctorale transfrontalière LOGOS

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Last updated on: Wednesday, 23 February 2022

As main supervisor

  • Sophie Neuenkirch-Mankel: Historical Consciousness and Future Perspectives. Family Narrations in Luxembourg (2009-2014)
  • Danièle Wecker : What do you mean you lost the past? Subjective materiality and pre-reflective decentering in late modern cultural studies (joint supervision with Prof. Martine Beugnet the Université Paris VII, France) (2013-2017)
  • Elisabeth Hoffmann: La mémoire de la Résistance (1940-1945) : Regards croisés entre Luxembourg, Alsace-Lorraine et Eupen-Malmédy (joint supervision with Prof. Jean-Noël Grandhomme, Université de Lorraine, France) (2014-2018)
  • Tobias Vetterle: Politische Partizipation im Diskurs, 1960-1990. Eine Studie zum luxemburgischen Politikverständnis mit Perspektive auf den Kulturtransfer zwischen Luxemburg, Frankreich und Westdeutschland (joint supervision with Prof. Lutz Raphael, Universität Trier, Germany) (2014-2018)
  • Heidi Martins: Transnational ways of living across generations in immigrant families: the role of social networks and support(2014-2019)
  • Christoph Klaus Streb: Mortuary Spaces in Luxembourg: Changing Forms of Commemoration, Self-Expression and Social Exchange (joint supervision with Prof. David Petts, University of Durham, GB) (2015-2019)
  • Julia Wack: “Ambitionierte Amateure” – Europäische Filmclubs in den langen 1960er Jahren, since 2018
  • Karl Hampel: State-Formation and International Relations: Small States and the Role of the Military, since 2019
  • Thibault Fouillet: Grande Stratégie et Petits États. Réflexions, innovations et alliances, since 2019
  • Aniruddha Kar: The Poetics and Politics of Remembering. Practices of Musealization and Archiving the Partition of India (1947) since 2019

Last updated on: 28 Sep 2021