CEU’s 2023 Best Dissertation Awards Honor Outstanding Writing and Research

Each year CEU's University Doctoral Committee has the distinct pleasure of presenting three Best Dissertation Awards to graduate students. This year Radu Mustata, Marko Miljkovic, Anamaria Berbec-Chiritoiu and Dorjana Bojanovska Popovska join the illustrious list of previous dissertation award recipients.

Radu Mustata, Department of Medieval Studies
"The Malabar Sermonary: The Syriac Legacy of Francisco Ros SJ (1559-1624) in South India"

Marko Miljkovic, Department of History
"Tito's Proliferation Puzzle: The Yugoslav Nuclear Program, 1948-1970"

The third award is split between the following two nominees who were judged by the committee as equally deserving of the recognition:  

Anamaria Berbec-Chiritoiu, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
"Making Virtue out of Necessity in a Southern Romanian Mahala"

Dorjana Bojanovska Popovska, Department of Legal Studies
"Reversed Secularization and the Limits of Constitutional Secularism: Reevaluating Models of Separation in France, Italy and Türkiye"

The annual Best Dissertation Awards are intended to recognize important scholarly contributions by graduate students from one of the university's doctoral programs. Dissertations from any discipline that are based on significant original research, raise thought-provoking questions in the field, and open new perspectives are recognized. The university Doctoral Committee aims to reward imaginative research that takes an innovative approach in terms of sources, methodology, and/or research questions.